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

Instagram is an American photo and video sharing social networking 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.

Operating system iOS Android Fire OS Microsoft Windows. Available in 32 languages.

Timeline

August 11, 2021
Instagram announces anti-abuse features:
July 21, 2021
Instagram launches new collaborative feature "Collab" for Reels in India and UK.
July 14, 2021
Instagram launches new security checkup prompts.
May 25, 2021
Instagram announces that it has partnered with the Young Leaders for Active Citizenship (YLAC), to launch the 2021 edition of their flagship youth programme--the Counter Speech Fellowship.
May 24, 2021
Instagram announces that it is rolling out several updates to the 'Insights' product that will help content creators and businesses better understand and evaluate their performance on the platform.
April 27, 2021
Instagram updates its eligibility to allow creators to sell products like merchandise last year -- the platform is working to offer more ecommerce options for creators, including affiliate marketing.
April 21, 2021
Instagram announces a new tool that will allow users to automatically filter out direct message requests containing offensive words, phrases, and emojis.
April 21, 2021
Facebook's Instagram launches feature to tackle hate speech, abuse
April 15, 2021
Instagram launches a small global test where users can choose whether to hide like counts on their own posts or other people’s posts.
March 17, 2021
Instagram announces new safety features for teens.

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Further Resources

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32+ Incredible Instagram Statistics & Facts to Know in 2022

Web

December 22, 2021

From a Whiskey App to Photos: How Instagram Started

Web

March 17, 2020

INSTAGRAM FOR DUTTIES. HOW TO USE INSTAGRAM? WHAT IS INSTAGRAM?

Web

March 1, 2020

What is Instagram & How Does It Work? | Instagram Guide Part 1

Web

November 7, 2016

What Is Instagram, and Why Should You Be Using It?

Elise Moreau

Web

November 13, 2011

News

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December 8, 2021
AP NEWS
Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri will appear before a Senate panel on Wednesday as the company faces scrutiny over the potential detrimental impact its photo-sharing social media platform has on young people.
December 7, 2021
AP NEWS
LONDON (AP) -- Instagram on Tuesday launched a feature that urges teenagers to take breaks from the photo-sharing platform and announced other tools aimed at protecting young users from harmful content on the Facebook-owned service.
By The Associated Press
November 30, 2021
AP NEWS
By BARBARA ORTUTAY
November 18, 2021
AP NEWS
A group of state attorneys general are investigating the photo-sharing platform Instagram and its effects on children and young adults, saying its parent company Facebook -- now called Meta Platforms -- ignored internal research about the physical and mental health dangers it posed to young people.
By SYLVIE CORBET
November 11, 2021
AP NEWS
PARIS (AP) -- Some world leaders and internet giants are expected to issue a global call to better protect children online during a Paris summit of about 30 heads of state and government, including U.S.
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