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

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 Sequoia Capital, Greylock Partners and Thrive Capital.

2012

Facebook acquires Instagram for $1 billion in 2012.

February 2, 2011

Instagram raises a $7,000,000 series A round from Jack Dorsey, Adam D'Angelo and Chris Sacca.

March 5, 2010

Instagram raises a $500,000 seed round from Andreessen Horowitz.

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Sarah Perez
June 23, 2020
TechCrunch
Instagram announced today it's expanding access to Instagram Shopping to more businesses, including creators who want to sell their own merchandise. To enable this expansion, the company introduced new "Commerce Eligibility Requirements" that offer a set of guidelines that interested businesses must adhere to, in order to qualify for Instagram selling. For example, the guidelines [...]
Sidney Fussell
June 19, 2020
Wired
Sociologist and author Simone Browne connects the dots between modern marketing and the branding of slaves.
By James Pero For Dailymail.com
June 15, 2020
Mail Online
In a statement this week, Instagram Head, Adam Mosseri, announced the company's intentions to unpack its policies, saying that it will attempt to prioritize 'black voices' on its platform.
Matt Burgess, WIRED UK
June 14, 2020
Wired
Though the Facebook-owned app doesn't give users complete control, there are ways to limit the data it collects and the types of ads you see.
DNA Web Team
June 10, 2020
DNA India
Facebook sues Indian company for domains impersonating Instagram, Whatsapp - Facebook said the lawsuit was filed to "prevent fraud and stop the malicious use of our company and product names."
WIRED Staff
June 3, 2020
Wired
Actually deleting your social media accounts is more complicated than it looks.
DNA Web Team
June 1, 2020
DNA India
#BlackLivesMatter: Twitter, Instagram change logo after George Floyd's death - Hashtags like #BlackLivesMatter, #WorldAgainstRacism, #ICantBreathe, and #BLM are trending on all social media platforms from the past few days.
FinSMEs
May 27, 2020
FinSMEs
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Arielle Pardes
May 27, 2020
Wired
The company is rolling out new ways for its creators to make money--and they might sound familiar.
Taylor Lorenz
May 27, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The platform announced updates aimed at helping creators monetize their audience.
Vanshika Malhotra
May 22, 2020
news.google.com
Facebook Messenger Rooms is Facebook's tool to rival Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and more
May 22, 2020
MacRumors
Instagram has been updated to allow users to create group video chats with up to 50 people on the social platform, thanks to an integration with...
By James Pero For Dailymail.com
May 21, 2020
Mail Online
Instagram says a new pop-up will appear when its AI detects that a user's posts, whether it be a live-stream or story, contains copyrighted music instead of automatically removing the post.
May 21, 2020
WebWire
NIFT (www.GoNift.com), the AI-powered platform helping neighborhood businesses bring great local customers through the door, worked with Instagram and Facebook to offer more ways for people to discover eligible Nift Neighborhood Businesses selling gift cards via the Nift Store. The collaboration surfaces eligible Nift Neighborhood Businesses on Facebook and on and Instagram via business profile pages and story stickers, making it easier for people to find and purchase digital gift cards t...
Reuters Editorial
May 19, 2020
U.S.
Facebook Inc is launching Facebook Shops, a service that will allow small businesses to display and sell their products on the social network's platforms, Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday.
Reza Chowdhury
May 15, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Louise Matsakis
May 15, 2020
Wired
The social media giant acquires another rich source of data, this time in the form of the internet's favorite GIF library.
Elizabeth Culliford
May 15, 2020
U.S.
Facebook Inc is acquiring Giphy, a popular website for making and sharing animated images, or GIFs, Facebook said in a blog post on Friday.
Sarah Perez
May 12, 2020
TechCrunch
As part of its anti-bullying efforts, Instagram today announced a series of new features aimed at helping users better manage negative comments as well as highlight positive ones. It's also adding new controls to manage who can tag or mention you on Instagram, which can be another source of online bullying. The first of the [...]
Garrett M. Graff
May 8, 2020
Wired
An oral history of small business owners across the nation who are struggling to adapt--or closing up shop for good.
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