We recently covered the launch of Postagram, an iPhone app that allows you to send your Instagram pictures as a postcard via snail mail. This simple guide will walk you through using both your Instagram pictures as well as the pictures stored in your iPhone's photo album with the Postagram app.
The first thing you will need to do is download Postagram from the App Store (iTunes Link).
After Postagram is installed you will be presented with the home screen. Here you can pick whether you want to use a picture from your Instagram account, or a picture from your iPhone's photo album.
If you choose to use Instagram, you will have to authorize Postagram access to your account. Simply login to Instagram authorization page in the app, scroll to the bottom of the screen and select yes. You will then be presented with all of the pictures you have uploaded to Instagram, select one.
If you chose to use your iPhone's photo album, the next screen will present you with your photo album. Navigate to the picture you wish to use, select it.
The next screen will allow you to edit the message that is sent on your postcard. You are only allowed 140 characters for your message, so make sure to keep it short and personal.
Once you have refined your message, press next. You will then be presented with a screen asking you to set up a Postagram account. Fill out the information requested, and press next. When you have finished setting up your Postagram account, you will be able to enter the address to the lucky recipient of your postcard.
If you have sent a postcard to someone previously, his or her name and address will be saved for quick access, or you can select a contact from your address book to populate the fields for you.
Last you will have to fill out some information regarding your credit card. Apple does not allow vendors to sell physical goods using the App Store, thus your credit card information is required.
After your credit card information is entered, press the order button. You will receive an order confirmation e-mail after your order is placed and another e-mail from Postagram once your postcard has been mailed. The postcard should arrive at the recipients door within 2-5 business days. Each postcard will set you back 99 cents.
One side note, you can also order a postcard using Postagram's Web site, but keep in mind that only your Instagram photos are currently available for order through the Web site.