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

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

2012

Facebook acquires Instagram for $1 billion in 2012.

Funding rounds

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Instagram Series B round
50,000,000
April 5, 2012
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Aakanksha Raina

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Abdulkadir Turan

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Adrian Muñoz Urgel

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Alastair Cotterill

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Alberto Tretti

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Aleksandr Padalko

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Alex Beals

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Alex Hollander

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Alex Karpenko

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Alex Klopčič

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Alex Thebez

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Alexander Mayes

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Alexandra Benet

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Alexandre Sahyoun

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Alfredo Rondon

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Alice Hau

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Alison Zisopulos

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Allan Holmes

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Allison Busacca

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Ally Keller

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Alyssa Fallon

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Amanda Kelso

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Amanda Lim

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Amanda Strickler

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Amina Shah

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November 27, 2020
The Indian Express
Wondering how to delete or temporarily disable Instagram account? You just need to follow a few simple steps for this. Read on to know more
Dominic-Madori Davis
November 25, 2020
Business Insider
YouTube and Instagram giant Camila Coelho talks to Business Insider about launching her beauty brand after postponing it for months due to COVID-19.
Korean Food Promotion Institute
November 25, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (Minister Kim Hyeon-su) and Korean Food Promotion Institute (Head Ven. Sunjae) will hold...
Sarah Perez
November 24, 2020
TechCrunch
Instagram is developing a new product, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), that will allow people to start conversations with businesses or creators' accounts by tapping on a commonly asked question within a chat. Those who already have the feature available report they're able to create set of up to four questions which can optionally be displayed [...]
November 24, 2020
The Indian Express
The new feature will help Snapchat in a competitive market for posting entertaining videos online, dominated by Facebook Inc's Instagram and Google's YouTube, with China-based ByteDance Ltd's TikTok rising fast among younger audiences.
Nina Goetzen
November 23, 2020
Business Insider
Instagram will exceed 1 billion users by the end of 2020, which hadn't been anticipated until 2023, and the growth was likely driven by the pandemic.
Sarah Perez
November 21, 2020
TechCrunch
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day [...]
IANS
November 21, 2020
@bsindia
Branded Content ads in Stories can now include tappable elements, such as @mentions, location and hashtags
Mark Jansen
November 20, 2020
Digital Trends
Finding all the best Android apps for your device can be a time-consuming task. We've rounded up our top 100 apps, with something for every occasion.
Karissa Bell
November 19, 2020
Engadget
Facebook has filed another lawsuit against a developer who misused its platform.
Sarah Perez
November 19, 2020
TechCrunch
Facebook has today filed another lawsuit against a company acting in violations of its terms of service. In this case, the company has sued Ensar Sahinturk, a Turkish national who operated of a network of Instagram clone sites, according to court filings. Facebook says Sahinturk used automation software to scrape Instagram users' public profiles, photos, [...]
Amanda Perelli, Dan Whateley, Sydney Bradley and Sawyer Click
November 19, 2020
Business Insider
We created an exclusive interactive database that gives an inside look at who is working with the top creators on social media in 2020.
Abrar Al-Heeti
November 19, 2020
CNET
The standalone is app is designed for messaging close friends.
Carrie Mihalcik
November 19, 2020
CNET
State and federal officials are reportedly preparing to bring antitrust charges against the social network.
Sarah Perez
November 19, 2020
TechCrunch
Instagram is continuing to develop its standalone messaging app, Threads. Last month, the company modified the app to make it possible for users to message everyone, instead of just "close friends," as its other messaging app, Direct, once did. Today, Instagram is releasing a redesigned version of the Threads app with updated navigation and a [...]
November 19, 2020
The Indian Express
Instagram has rolled out its Guides feature for everyone. Here's how you can start making your own Instagram Guides.
Tyler Lacoma
November 18, 2020
Digital Trends
Choosing the right apps is hard. Here are the best Windows apps, whether you need to stay productive at work or watch your shows. Check out our favorite picks.
DNA Web Team
November 18, 2020
DNA India
Instagram expands 'Guides' feature to all users, adds keyword search - Instagram is upgrading its search functionality by letting the users search content by using keywords for the first time. It is also expanding its 'Guides' feature to everyone.
Sowmya Ramasubramanian
November 18, 2020
The Hindu
Facebook-owned WhatsApp rolled out the disappearing messages feature earlier in November, enabling users to send messages that disappear after seven days.
IANS
November 18, 2020
@bsindia
Instagram users in select countries will now be able to search the platform using keywords and no hashtags are required
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