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Good Reasons to Put Family Photos on Instagram

Good Reasons to Put Family Photos on Instagram  Find more genealogy blogs at FamilyTree.comFamily photos are precious. That is why so many people are taking the time to digitize their family photos. That way, if the original eventually disintegrates in to dust, the image itself won’t be lost forever. You might be posting some of your family photos on Facebook. There are several reasons why it is a good idea to put family photos on Instagram.

Instagram Focuses on Photos
The lovely photos you post on your Facebook account might get lost amongst the “clutter” of a friend or family members Facebook News feed. Sure, you might be able to tag your relatives who are actually in the photo. But, what about the rest of your family who might want to see it?

Instagram is focused on photos. The entire purpose is to be a place where photographers can post their photos. Your family can look at your Instagram account and easily find your most recent photos (minus all the clutter that appears on Facebook).

The Save Family Photos website has its own Instagram account. Your family photos can be among the ones that they post onto their account and be seen by their 28k followers.

The easiest way to participate is to get your own Instagram account and start posting your family photos on it. Write a little bit that explains the story behind that photo, who the person in the photo is, and how they relate to you. Make sure to include #savefamilyphotos in the description of your photo.

If you have a spare moment, you might want to sit down and view the photos on the Save Family Photos Instagram account. Each one tells a story, and gives you a good example of how to connect family history to your Instagram photos.

Instagtam Photos are Harder to Steal
We should all be aware that once a photo goes online – there is no way to control where it will end up. There are some people out there that steal other people’s photos for their own use. These people are either unaware of the rules that dictate whether or not a random photo can legally be posted into their blog – or they simply don’t care.

The easiest way to make a copy of a photo you see online is to click on it, hold down, and drag it to your desktop. (This is a useful skill to know if you are collecting photos that your other family members post online). That technique simply doesn’t work with an Instagram photo. This might deter thieves from using your family photos without your permission.

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