Instagram

Instagram

Instagram is a Menlo Park based photo-sharing social media platform.

Instagram is a photo-sharing social media platform headquartered in Menlo Park, California. It also has offices in San Francisco and New York City. Instagram was founded in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. The platform allows users to take and share photos and stories, apply filters, and directly message other users on iOS and Android based devices. In January 2020, Instagram reported that it had 1 billion average monthly users.

The company was acquired by Facebook in 2012 for $1 billion. The company launched IGTV in 2018, a video sharing app. In September 2018, Instagram founders Systrom and Krieger resigned from the Instagram.

Adam Mosseri became the head executive of Instagram following the founder's departure. Mosseri has led efforts to make the platform a more positive space for users through "Project Daisy" which aims to curb bullying and encourage better mental health through hiding likes count on users publicly visible profiles.

Timeline

March 1, 2021
Instagram launches Live Rooms for up to 4 speakers.
November 21, 2020
Instagram announces that it is adding new Branded Content Tags for both Reels and for Live to expand its revenue options for creators.
November 13, 2020
Instagram announces it is officially changing its home page for the first time in years.
July 16, 2020
Instagram launches its redesigned Shop, now powered by Facebook Pay.
June 23, 2020
Instagram announces it's expanding access to Instagram Shopping to more businesses, including creators who want to sell their own merchandise.
May 27, 2020
Instagram announces several new features including ads on IGTV videos, digital badges that fans can purchase through Instagram Live, merchandise sales through Instagram Shopping and an expansion of Brand Collabs Manager, which facilitates sponsored campaigns between companies and creators.
February 6, 2020
Instagram launches 'following categories' that divides the list of who you follow into batches including "most seen in feed" and "least interacted with".
May 2019
Instagram hides likes count on posts in several countries

The new test is rolling out in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Italy, Japan and Brazil.

December 10, 2018
Instagram launches walkie-talkie voice messaging
April 5, 2012
Instagram raises a $50,000,000 series B round from Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital and Thrive Capital.
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Funding rounds

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Funding type
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Funding round date
Investment
Instagram Series B round
50,000,000
April 5, 2012
3 Results
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People

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LinkedIn

Aakanksha Raina

Employee

Abdulkadir Turan

Employee

Adrian Muñoz Urgel

Employee

Alastair Cotterill

Employee

Alberto Tretti

Employee

Aleksandr Padalko

Employee

Alex Beals

Employee

Alex Hollander

Employee

Alex Karpenko

Employee

Alex Klopčič

Employee

Alex Thebez

Employee

Alexander Mayes

Employee

Alexandra Benet

Employee

Alexandre Sahyoun

Employee

Alfredo Rondon

Employee

Alice Hau

Employee

Alison Zisopulos

Employee

Allan Holmes

Employee

Allison Busacca

Employee

Ally Keller

Employee

Alyssa Fallon

Employee

Amanda Kelso

Employee

Amanda Lim

Employee

Amanda Strickler

Employee

Amina Shah

Employee

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Melia Russell
April 9, 2021
Business Insider
The mighty team behind Clubhouse is still surprisingly small at about 35 people. Here's a list of its top executives and early employees.
Pranay Parab
April 9, 2021
How-To Geek
You should use two-factor authentication (2FA) whenever possible, and social media apps such as Instagram are no exception. Instagram allows you to use one-time passwords as the second factor of authentication, and here's how you can easily enable that.
IANS
April 9, 2021
@bsindia
Facebook and Instagram went down for millions of its users for couple of hours in various parts of the world early Friday morning
April 9, 2021
The Indian Express
Facebook Inc said services on its platforms including Instagram and Whatsapp had been fully restored after thousands of users reported connectivity issues for more than an hour.
USA TODAY
April 8, 2021
USA TODAY
Facebook and Instagram experienced an outage Thursday afternoon. Service was quickly restored and users of the platforms jumped to Twitter to vent.
Stacy Liberatore
April 8, 2021
Mail Online
Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp and Messenger are down worldwide. The outage hit around 5pm ET. Some users are experiencing total blackouts, while others cannot refresh news feed.
Thomas Pallini
April 8, 2021
Business Insider
Reports on Downdetector skyrocketed just after 5 p.m. for the popular social media sites with no word on when they'll be back.
Greg Kumparak
April 8, 2021
TechCrunch
Are Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp down for you right now? Us too! And lots and lots of other people too, it seems. We're getting reports of outages left and right across the three Facebook properties, with no indication so far as to the cause. It's all down so hard that Facebook's status page won't even load [...]
DNA Web Team
April 3, 2021
DNA India
Instagram launches TikTok style feature 'Remix' for Reels, here's how to use it - The feature is already popular on TikTok, often for dance challenges, under the "duet" function.
Dan Whateley, Amanda Perelli, Sydney Bradley and Lauren Johnson
April 8, 2021
Business Insider
Insider spoke to current and former employees at Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube to learn more about their approach to hiring.
April 8, 2021
mint
Lawmakers are skeptical, saying social media can have harmful effects on young people, many of whom lie about their age to join platforms
Stacy Liberatore
March 26, 2021
Mail Online
Instagram went down worldwide Friday, just a week after the app crashed. The recent outage hit both the app and website, leaving some users unable to log into their accounts.
Stacy Liberatore
March 29, 2021
Mail Online
Twitter is back online following a more than one hour outage that hit users worldwide. The crash happened around 10:30am ET, but many users regained surface a little more than an hour later.
Shivali Best
March 30, 2021
Mail Online
According to DownDetector, the issues with Instagram started at around 15:08 BST, and are affecting users around the world.
Shivali Best
March 31, 2021
Mail Online
The feature is much like TikTok's Duet feature, which launched back in 2017, enabling users to respond to other users' clip, and interact with the original video.
Shivali Best
April 2, 2021
Mail Online
While the message appears to be from the 'Instagram Copyright Help Centre', Instagram has confirmed that it will never DM users about copyright violations, and advises that users should not reply.
Sowmya Ramasubramanian
March 24, 2021
The Hindu
The observations highlight the growing problem of lack of online privacy as companies share their users' data with third party firms without their knowledge.
Sowmya Ramasubramanian
March 26, 2021
The Hindu
Other platforms for showcasing fake products include e-mail, WhatsApp, Telegram, and WeChat. Some sellers also accepted bitcoin and wire transfer to facilitate payments.
Sarah Perez
April 3, 2021
TechCrunch
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android [...]
Tate Ryan-Mosley
April 2, 2021
MIT Technology Review
The most widespread use of augmented reality isn't in gaming: it's the face filters on social media. The result? A mass experiment on girls and young women.
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