Communications tip of the month

Communications tip of the month

Make use of Instagram

Instagram is a photo-and-video-sharing app that is easy to use on a smartphone or tablet. Religious orders use it to show images of their lives to others, share spiritual messages, and to interact with young people.

Instagram can be set up so that your posts also instantly post to other types of social media, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Instagram tends to be used by people younger than age 35, and its users are heavily female. According a 2014 report by the Pew Research Center: "Most notably, 53 percent of young adults ages 18-29 now use the service, compared with 37 percent who did so in 2013. Besides young adults, women are particularly likely to be on Instagram, along with Hispanics and African-Americans and those who live in urban or suburban environments."

Find basic information about Instagram here. For articles on Instagram use in ministry see:

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