Looking for the Grandkids on Social Media? Check Instagram!

As you peruse social media, you may have noticed that you’re not seeing as much of the kids or, especially the grandkids, on Facebook these days. Where have they gone?

Chances are, they’ve moved over to Instagram! In the year 2017, Facebook lost as many as 2.8 million users under 25 in the United States alone, and that exodus has continued. But that age group—which includes your grandkids, nieces, and nephews—certainly hasn’t quit social media. Instead, they’re among the more-than-500 million people who log in to Instagram every day!

It’s easy to see why. Instagram is all about pictures: a user uploads and shares photos, and can view those posted by their family and friends. It’s just that simple. There are no status updates, or news stories—it’s just pictures (and captions to go with them, if you so choose).

Just as importantly, it’s a social media app specifically designed to be convenient for use on a mobile device. With large screen smartphones and tablets becoming common tools in everyday life, Instagram’s simple functionality (just scroll down!) and strictly visual emphasis are a perfect fit for today’s fast-paced, digital lifestyle.

Best of all, it offers a wonderful way for families to keep in touch. Share photos of the new baby, or the family picnic, or your trip to Europe.  Scroll through to find photos that others have posted. It’s an easy and relaxing way to spend a few quiet minutes seeing familiar faces and the interesting things that they are up to.

If you’re looking for a fun, easy way to stay connected with the younger members of your family and their busy lives, give Instagram a try. You can download the app for free at the Play Store or App Store. Once you’re on Instagram, you can even keep up with Consumer Cellular there! Join us, and so many others, and share the best parts of your day.

8 Thoughts on "Looking for the Grandkids on Social Media? Check Instagram!"

  1. Rob Spicer says

    I’ve got to edit my email address. How do I change my email address??

    reply to Rob

  2. Marilyn Heet says

    When i bought my phone, i was told i can get a 5% discount, but i did not have my AARP card with me at the time. The lady said i could add it later. How do i get my 5% AARP discount with my new phone?

    reply to Marilyn

  3. Vickie says

    Does anyone know if you can BLOCK just one phone # from a Doro phone. I am frustrated with 3 am calls from one number, whom I dont even know.

    reply to Vickie

    • Nicole at Consumer Cellular says

      Hi Vickie, you can block a specific number on the Doro 7050 with these steps:

      Menu > Settings > Privacy & Security > Blacklist > Select Activation > Select On. Under Menu > Settings > Privacy & Security > Blacklist > Select Number List > Select Add > Manually enter the phone number > Block.

      If you need any help with this, please feel free to call us at 888-345-5510.

      reply to Nicole

  4. Isobel Cuppan says

    I would like 2 pay using my bank account.

    reply to Isobel

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