Now that Instagram is here with us in full force, it might be a good idea to look at some of the lingo that confuses so many users. While we all know everything about putting up pictures and having our accounts followed, there is a whole lot of jargon out there that users cannot make head or tail of at any point.

An Instagram shoutout is the screenshot of another user’s profile page that is uploaded to another’s account to increase online exposure to the former.

For example, business A could reach out to business B for a shoutout. In this scenario, B will upload a screenshot of A’s profile page/post and share it out to their followers.

Instagram shoutouts are normally exchanged between accounts or paid. Shoutout pricings range from $5 for small accounts to tens of thousands of dollars for celebrity accounts.

An instagram shoutout looks like this:


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