What Do You Dislike About Instagram?

There’s a lot to hate about Instagram. The platform is incredibly biased against certain types of content, and the algorithm is constantly changing, making it difficult for businesses and creators to grow their audiences organically. Additionally, the pressure to post perfect, highly-edited photos can be overwhelming, and the constant comparisons to other users’ perfectly curated feeds can be demoralizing.

The filters: It’s called an update, Instagram

The ‘new’ filters are, to be honest, not really all that new. Sure, they’ve been tweaked and fine-tuned to perfection, but they’re still the same old thing. And that’s not a bad thing. But what is a bad thing is that Instagram continues to rely heavily on them, to the point where the app feels like one giant filter factory.

There’s nothing wrong with using filters – in fact, we use them all the time – but when every single photo you take has a filter applied to it, it starts to get a bit much. And it makes us wonder: why can’t Instagram just let us take normal photos anymore? We miss the days when we could just take a photo and share it without having to worry about which filter would make it look best.

The constant need for likes: Let’s be real: we all love getting likes on our photos. It’s nice to know that people are appreciating our work/art/life/whatever we’re posting about. But sometimes, it feels like Instagram is turning into one big popularity contest. Who can get the most likes? Who can get the most followers? It’s all starting to feel a bit superficial and icky.

We get that social media is all about engagement and interaction, but sometimes we just want to post something without feeling like we need everyone’s approval first. We should be able to post whatever we want without worrying about whether or not it’ll get enough likes – after all, isn’t that what personal expression is supposed to be about?

The pressure of being perfect: One of the great things about social media is that it gives us a chance to show off our perfectly curated lives… but sometimes, that pressure can be too much. We start feeling like we have to make sure everything looks absolutely perfect before we hit publish – which means no more spontaneous posts or candid shots (unless they’re artfully taken and edited of course).

It’s exhausting trying to keep up with everyone else’s seemingly effortless perfection, and it takes away from the fun of just sharing our lives online without overthinking everything first.

“Hate Instagram? Nah, I love it. I mean, sure, it can be a little vain and superficial at times. But it’s

The frames:

The filters are another thing that can be annoying about Instagram. While they can be fun to use, they can also make your photos look fake or unnatural. And if you’re not careful, you can end up using too many filters and making your photos look terrible.

Another thing that can be frustrating about Instagram is that it’s not always easy to find the people who you want to follow. If you’re looking for someone specific, it can be hard to find them unless they’re already following you. And even then, there’s no guarantee that they’ll show up in your feed unless they use certain hashtags or post frequently.

Overall, Instagram is a great app and it’s definitely worth using if you enjoy taking and sharing photos with your friends. But it does have its flaws and there are things that I don’t like about it.

Lack of editing options:

Instagram is a great way to share photos and videos with your friends, but it lacks some important editing features that other photo sharing apps have. For example, you can’t adjust the brightness or contrast of your photos, and there’s no way to crop or rotate them. And while you can apply filters to your photos, they’re not very customizable.

Another downside of Instagram is that it’s not very private. Unless you set your account to private, anyone can see your photos and videos. And even if you do set it to private, people who follow you can still see what you post. So if you’re looking for a truly private photo sharing app, Instagram isn’t the best option.

Crap photos:

We all know the type. You scroll through your feed and suddenly there it is: a photo that makes you cringe. It might be a badly cropped selfie, an overexposed sunset shot, or a group of friends making goofy faces. Whatever the case, you can’t help but wonder: why did they post that?

Of course, not every photo on Instagram is a winner. But some are just so bad that they stand out – and not in a good way. If you’re guilty of posting crap photos on Instagram, here are a few things to keep in mind next time you hit the share button.

1. Crop With Care

One of the most common mistakes people make when posting photos on Instagram is cropping them poorly. When cropping a photo, try to avoid cutting off people’s heads or chopping off the top of buildings. If you’re unsure about how to crop your photo properly, there’s no shame in asking for help from a friend or even using an app like Snapseed to get it just right.

2. Consider The Lighting

Another thing to keep in mind when posting photos on Instagram is lighting. If your photo is too dark or too bright, it’s likely to be less than impressive (to say the least). Again, this is where using editing tools can come in handy – just remember not to go overboard with the filters!

The explore feature:

It’s also nearly impossible to find anything on explore unless you already know what you’re looking for. The search function is next to useless, and the categories are so broad that they’re not really helpful either. Even if you do manage to find something interesting, good luck trying to find it again later.

Overall, the explore feature just feels like a big waste of time. It’s not worth your time or attention, and there are much better ways to discover new content on Instagram.

You can’t re-Instagram other people’s photos:

Sure, you can share a photo from someone else’s feed to your own stories, but that’s not quite the same thing. When you re-Instagram a photo, you’re essentially sharing it with your followers as if it were your own. And while there’s nothing wrong with sharing someone else’s content, it would be nice to be able to give proper credit where it’s due.

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any way around this issue. The only workaround is to take a screenshot of the photo you want to share and then upload it to your own feed (with proper credit given in the caption, of course). But even that feels kind of clunky and isn’t an ideal solution.

It would be great if Instagram offered an official way to re-Instagram photos (perhaps by adding a “share” button below each image), but for now we’ll just have to make do with what we have. In the meantime, I’ll keep double-tapping all the great photos in my feed and hope that one day I’ll be able to share them more easily with all of my followers.

I hate Instagram. It’s full of pictures of people’s perfect lives and it makes me feel like crap. I’m always comparing my life to others and it just makes me feel bad about myself. I know I shouldn’t do it, but I can’t help it.