How to Build a Mobile App like Instagram?

  1. Define Objective: Back in 2010, Instagram was launched as a photo-sharing app. After a decade of giving tough competition to its competitors, Instagram now is a photo-sharing app with an e-commerce portal and an app for influencers and brands. So you have to be clear about the objective of the App you are launching.
  1. Push Notifications: User engagement is the only criteria that determine whether an app is successful or not.
  2. Stories: Statistics shared by Instagram stated, that 500 million users use stories every day. The main success behind Instagram’s grand success is the team working behind the app, they constantly bring new features that keep the users engaged with the app. The story is an easy share of your day or to highlight a post or reel you just posted.
  3. Search Option: A search option is a great function to keep the user engaged. A user can look out for places, celebrities, people, and tags with the help of a search module. Along with this, search functions also provide suggestions in the search bar. Thus, making it easier for users to find the right person.
  4. Direct Message: From being just a chat exchange, over time Instagram updated features to add photos, gifs, and videos in conversations. DM is also an extended feature to share a post or story you like with your friends and family groups. This way, the Direct messaging feature engages more people in the App.
  5. Photo Editing: There are a lot of filters with diverse features for the users such as image resizing, geotags, masks, settings of contrast, adding text, and brightness. Recently it has added AI-integrated filters like finding age, what to expect in 2022, and other fun elements which became viral.
  6. GPS Integration: With GPS Instagram, they can know what’s buzzing near them, or find who posted in the location they are now and add their location to posts, and access other images with
  7. Reels: With the Tik- Tok ban, Instagram introduced reels, where the users can create content similar to Tik-Tok, after the ban, when Instagram introduced Reels which was a huge success since all the Tik-Tok users moved to insta to create reels. And there is a separate feed for reels which makes the user go through other reels again it increases user engagement. Statistics report that there is an average of 22% higher engagement on Reels than the average engagements they’ve had from posts and stories.
  8. Ways to Build an Instagram clone: There are 3 ways you can build an Instagram clone. Pick your platform which suits you better.
  9. Do it yourself: If you are techy, and you know the technical know-how, then you can develop your own Instagram clone.
  10. Hire a developer: Well if you have the cash to spend, you can hire a developer to build a platform for you. (Beware, this can get pricey.)
  11. Instagram clone scripts: There are ready-to-use Instagram clone scripts available in the digital market. Checkout Socialmedia Plus.

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