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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

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
Facebook's Instagram launches feature to tackle hate speech, abuse
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 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.
March 1, 2021
Instagram launches Live Rooms for up to 4 speakers.
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Funding rounds

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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

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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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July 28, 2021
WebWire
Creating an experience on Instagram that's safe and private for young people, but also fun comes with competing challenges. We want them to easily make new friends and keep up with their family, but we don't want them to deal with unwanted DMs or comments from strangers. We think private accounts are the right choice for young people, but we recognize some young creators might want to have public accounts to build a following. We want to strike the right balance of giving young people all...
July 27, 2021
HT Tech
While Nokia launched 3 smartphones, Instagram launched a crackdown against adult content targeted at kids, Vi launched new plans and Nothing actually launched something
BBC News
July 27, 2021
BBC News
Only approved followers can see posts and "like" or comment on accounts that retain the private setting.
Neha Alawadhi
July 27, 2021
@bsindia
Defaulting accounts of the under-16 to private setting with less targeted advertising
Prasid Banerjee
July 27, 2021
mint
The social media company said that it will make the accounts of users who are less than 16 years of age private by default
Erin Woo
July 27, 2021
www.nytimes.com
Advertisers, which used people's interests and activity to target their ads, will now only be able to use age, gender and location to show ads to users under 18.
Amanda Silberling
July 27, 2021
TechCrunch
Haven't you heard that Instagram is no longer a photo-sharing app? Today, Instagram announced that users can now upload 60-second videos on Reels, the platform's TikTok competitor. This update also adds functionality for a captions sticker on Reels, which transcribes audio to text. Instagram previously teased this sticker for Reels when they added it to [...]
USA TODAY
July 27, 2021
USA TODAY
Facebook introduces a slew of privacy changes for Instagram's teen users. While praised by some experts, others wonder will the changes actually work?
Shruti Dhapola
July 27, 2021
The Indian Express
Instagram will now ensure that all those users under the age of 16 who join the platform will automatically default to a private account. It will also make changes to how advertisers can reach younger audiences with ads.
Sarah Perez
July 27, 2021
TechCrunch
As it gears up to expand access to younger users, Instagram this morning announced a series of updates designed to make its app a safer place for online teens. The company says it will now default users to private accounts at sign-up if they're under the age of 16 -- or under 18 in certain [...]
Sarah Perez
July 27, 2021
TechCrunch
Pinterest today is increasing its investment in the creator community by introducing new tools that will allow creators to make money from their content. Now, creators will be able to tag products in their Idea Pins -- a video-first feature the company first launched this spring -- to make their content "shoppable." They'll also now [...]
Sowmya Ramasubramanian
July 27, 2021
The Hindu
It will be a "collection of digital worlds", enabling users to explore seamlessly between various virtual reality experiences, Andrew Bosworth, VP, AR/VR at Facebook, explained in a social media post.
Saumya Tewari
July 25, 2021
mint
The Collab feature, which is being tested in India, will soon allow one creator to invite another to collaborate for posts and Reels
Sarah Perez
July 24, 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 continues to grow, 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 devices [...]
Tony Zerucha
July 22, 2021
Crowdfund Insider
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Sarah Perez
July 22, 2021
TechCrunch
Instagram head Adam Mosseri confirmed the company is testing a new feature called "Limits," which would give users the ability to temporary lock down their accounts when they're being targeted by a flood of harassment. The announcement of the new feature was made today during a video where Mosseri condemned the recent racism that took [...]
July 22, 2021
The Indian Express
The popular video and photo-sharing app already offers the feature to translate text in posts and captions, and the company is now adding this feature to Stories too.
Brian Stelter and Katie Pellico, CNN
July 21, 2021
CNN
Last week, even as it came under fire from the White House over its role in spreading anti-vaccine misinformation, Facebook hadn't taken the simple step of blocking the #VaccinesKill hashtag on its platform.
July 21, 2021
The Indian Express
Instagram: The new feature will let creators add collaborators to their Feed Posts and Reels. Here's how it works.
BS Reporter
July 21, 2021
@bsindia
The feature enables two users to jointly content with each of their followers
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