Alex Wallet Purchased From Instagram Seller

We all know not only is Instagram a great place for sharing photos but it has also been a burgeoning marketplace mainly because of its straightforward marketing capabilities, rivaling Facebook at that. I have purchased from Instagram resellers for a few years already and with some of the sellers I’ve done repeat purchases. The purchases I made from Instagram sellers were mainly beauty/hair products, smartphone accessories, food products and wallets. It is for the wallet department that I want to raise awareness about so other Instagram users can be made aware.

Sometime in April this year I made a purchase of the popular Alex wallet. It supposedly holds more cards than the regular wallet I had. I had seen the Alex wallet before from Instagram sellers I have followed and after a year it was still being advertised. Determined to purchase the Alex wallet at the time, I painstakingly looked through my backup OneDrive gallery to look for the screenshot I took of a few Philippine resellers who were advertising it. Browsing through hashtags for Alex wallet PH was easier though because the results gave me the updated resellers.

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Transaction was swift and soon I received the Alex wallet I purchased at PhP400. However, I did not even use it for more than a month when I opened the portions with zippers and found that from the inside the thin brown cloth lining it had been torn.

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I finally decided to purchase the card wallet at Daiso Japan two days ago and it holds the same number of cards as the Alex wallet one. For PhP88 it does seem to hold the promise of being more reliable than the Alex wallet which I purchased for almost 4x its price.

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How To Send Uncropped Images Via Instagram Direct Message

When I first started sending out group direct messages to my friends on Instagram, I didn’t mind that the images sent via direct messages are partially cut off. That is, until I started to send more images or photos with text on them and the obsessive-compulsive personality in me inwardly protested. I found a workaround for it and it does solve the partially cut off dilemma in most images.

 

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Right within the DM feature when you select a photo, an arrow up button sends the photo. From here it’s obvious you don’t get the whole of the photo uploaded. 

 

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From here it’s obvious you don’t get the whole of the photo uploaded. 
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Instead of uploading the image directly within the DM platform, an alternative would be to go to the photo feed or the home menu of Instagram and click on the Plus button which serves the same function of uploading photos. 
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After clicking on upload photo, this is what you would then see on the screen. On the left side is the adjust image button. Just click on it to retain the original size of the photo. 
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A look at the adjusted photo just before clicking on Next
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After clicking Next, you’ll see Filter options
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Don’t forget to click on Direct. 
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Compare the uploaded photos. 

 

Download Photo Albums vs FB Album Downloader & MyAlbum for Facebook

I’ve been testing two Android mobile apps since yesterday – one is the FB Album Downloader and the other is called MyAlbum for Facebook. What I was basically aiming at is to be able to completely download ALL photos of a particular album in my old Facebook account to my Android smartphone. FB Album Downloader and MyAlbum for Facebook showed up in the top search results so I was inclined to trust one or the other could do the job.

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I learned those 4 star ratings do sway a lot of users. I became disappointed with FB Album Downloader when it would only transfer 99 photos out of the 184 from the album I selected. MyAlbum for Facebook, on the other hand, had more positive reviews which didn’t sound relatable to me, at least during the first attempt. I only saw 60 transferred photos even after the download confirmation. My phone has a 32G external memory so I wonder what’s the excuse.

In all fairness to FB Album Downloader, the program performed well with Facebook album download containing less than 50 pictures. It brought me back to 2008 when Facebook users could only upload a maximum of 60 photos and you would eventually end up with a string of albums in a Roman Numeral progression. In 2009 this upload restriction was lifted, which explains why I had 184 photos in an old Facebook photo album.

Neither app worked so I took to the web and discovered a Facebook page called Download Photo Albums. There’s a desktop application to be installed and after which you will be prompted to log in to your Facebook account. I honestly would have preferred if the zip download was cloud-based but that didn’t matter anymore because the download and installation was a breeze. Way cooler was the fact that it downloaded all my 36 Facebook albums in less than 5 minutes. All I had to do then was connect my phone to my laptop and copy and paste the photo album in the Photos folder of my phone’s external memory.

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PhotoLoader For Facebook

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I use PhotoLoader for Facebook when I need to upload batches of pictures right from the iPhone or iPad. If you have segregated some photos into an album on the Photos, PhotoLoader makes it very convenient to upload the whole album to your Facebook account. No need to upload snapshots one by one – PhotoLoader for Facebook will then start the seamless upload with a few clicks.

Steps in Using PhotoLoader for Facebook:

1. Log in to your Facebook account within PhotoLoader. It will automatically load all the albums which are already in your Facebook account.

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2. Tap Upload on the lower bar. From the Upload window, there’s an Organize button. Tapping on Organize will bring up two upload options: Add individual Photos or Add a Photo Album.

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3. For this tutorial I will pick Add individual Photos. I selected 3 photos of my niece wearing a blonde wig.

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4. Click on Upload. You have the options to upload them in order or randomly.

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5. If you don’t have the preferred album set up previously on Facebook, you can create a new album within the app itself by clicking on New.

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6. Enter Photo Album information. Tap on Upload and your upload begins. You will be notified after all pictures have been successfully uploaded.

Google+ Mobile App

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I rarely use Google+. In fact these days I only get to use it when I share my Bubblews post from the Social Media Share button on the left side of the Bubblews article page. After submitting an article this afternoon and pressing the share to Google+ button, I discovered I had the wrong GMail address logged in on Safari. While alternating between two GMail accounts, I was redirected to my GMail inbox but was surprised to see GMail having a more novel look.

That red button with the pencil used to be in blue. I also observed that the font and layout looked markedly different from the previous interface.

When I went back to my article to click on Share, my attempt finally went through but I was taken to a new page prompting me to either get the Google+ mobile app available on the App Store or continue to the mobile site. Well that was a nice surprise. I am pretty sure I did not notice before that Google+ had a mobile app. I click on the Share to Google+ button from Bubblews everytime I finish submitting an article but this was the first time I got the prompt.

Until this time I am undecided whether or not to download it. I don’t use it that much that’s why. But maybe I might be overcome by my curiosity to explore it next time.