06/26/2012 05:56 pm ET Updated Jun 26, 2012

11 Instagram Tips For Beginners: Etiquette Rules Every User Should Know

Instagram is positively teeming with new users.

Within weeks of the announcement that the company will be acquired by Facebook and the launch of an app for the Android platform, the number of Instagram users ballooned from 30 million to 50 million.

The influx of novice Insta-fans has caused a bit of a stir among more seasoned users, as newbies run into questions about community etiquette as they figure out how to use the app and its features. What infuriates established users; what should never be posted; how can more followers be acquired?

If you're new to Instagram and you're grappling with these questions, we've got a list of 11 etiquette tips that every Instagrammer should know. Flip through the gallery (below) to find out more. Then, share your own Instagram tips with us in the comments, on Twitter (@HuffPostTech) or via email ( Oh, and you should check out HuffPost Tech on Instagram, too.



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