Ever since Instagram was bought earlier this month by Facebook for $1 Billion, the app has gained more popularity. Instagram is known for its unique photo filters that convert your snaps into cool retro-style photos. There are many websites (Webstagram, for instance) that display photos uploaded by Instagram users. However, most of these sites require users to log in with their Instagram Account in order to experience full functionality.
However, there is one problem. Instagram does not allow users to register from outside. It can only be done with the help of the Instagram app from your Android phone or iPhone. So, in a way, if you don’t have an iPhone or an Android phone, you cannot register with Instagram.
But, as always, there is a catch here too. Instagram allows Application Developers to sign up and use their API. The same account can also be used for logging in to Instagram too. So even if you aren’t a developer, you can pretend to be one and get yourself an Instagram account.
Here are the steps to get your own Instagram account ready in minutes. Go to the Instagram Developer section and click on register. Fill in the required details. Next, you will be asked to enter your website name and contact information. Use whatever you like. After registration, you are now ready to log in on instagram. The reason why this process works is that developers might need to test their apps on PC before testing on a phone, and in order to use the API, one is required to register. So create your own account right now and start your own collection of photos right at your desktop.
UPDATE: This process is no longer applicable since Instagram modified their website shortly after publishing this post. For an alternative (working) method, see here.
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