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Instagram (also known informally as IG or Insta ) is an American photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc.wikipedia
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Kevin Systrom

Instagram (also known informally as IG or Insta ) is an American photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS.
He co‑founded Instagram, the world's largest photo sharing website, along with Mike Krieger.

Social networking service

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Instagram (also known informally as IG or Insta ) is an American photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS.

Mike Krieger

Instagram (also known informally as IG or Insta ) is an American photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS.
Michel Krieger (born March 4, 1986) is a Brazilian-American entrepreneur and software engineer who co-founded Instagram along with Kevin Systrom, and served as its CTO.

Facebook, Inc.

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Instagram (also known informally as IG or Insta ) is an American photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS.
It acquired Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, and GrokStyle and independently developed Facebook Messenger, Facebook Watch, and Facebook Portal.

Hashtag

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The app allows users to upload photos and videos to the service, which can be edited with various filters, and organized with tags and location information.
For example, on the photo-sharing service Instagram, the hashtag #bluesky allows users to find all the posts that have been tagged using that hashtag.

Geotagging

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The app allows users to upload photos and videos to the service, which can be edited with various filters, and organized with tags and location information.
Instagram uses a map feature that allows users to geotag photos.

Image sharing

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Instagram (also known informally as IG or Insta ) is an American photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS.
The most prominent of these is Instagram, which has quickly become the dominant image sharing-centric social network with over 500 million members.

Cristiano Ronaldo

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As of November 2019, the most-followed person is footballer Cristiano Ronaldo with over 191 million followers, and the most-followed woman is singer Ariana Grande with over 167 million followers.
As of September 2019, Ronaldo is also the most followed user on Instagram.

Kylie Jenner

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As of January 14, 2019, the most liked photo on Instagram is a picture of an egg, posted by the account @world_record_egg, created with the sole purpose of surpassing the previous record of 18 million likes on a Kylie Jenner post.
As of November 2019, with over 150 million followers, she is one of the most followed people on Instagram.

Aspect ratio (image)

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The service was originally distinguished by only allowing content to be framed in a square (1:1) aspect ratio with 640 pixels to match the display width of the iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s and SE, these restrictions were later eased in 2015 with an increase to 1080 pixels.
In that sense, square video was popularized by mobile apps such as Instagram and has since been supported by other major social platforms including Facebook and Twitter.

Ariana Grande

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As of November 2019, the most-followed person is footballer Cristiano Ronaldo with over 191 million followers, and the most-followed woman is singer Ariana Grande with over 167 million followers.
In February 2019, she became the most followed woman on Instagram.

Chris Sacca

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In February 2011, it was reported that Instagram had raised $7 million in Series A funding from a variety of investors, including Benchmark Capital, Jack Dorsey, Chris Sacca (through Capital fund), and Adam D'Angelo.
He is the proprietor of Lowercase Capital, a venture capital fund in the United States that has invested in seed and early-stage technology companies such as Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Twilio, and Kickstarter, investments that resulted in his placement as No.

Messaging apps

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The service also added messaging features, the ability to include multiple images or videos in a single post, as well as "Stories"—similar to its main competitor Snapchat—which allows users to post photos and videos to a sequential feed, with each post accessible by others for 24 hours each.
Some social networking services offer messaging services as a component of their overall platform, such as Facebook's Facebook Messenger, along with Instagram and Twitter's direct messaging functions.

Marketing buzz

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The deal was for a company characterized as having "lots of buzz but no business model", and the price was contrasted with the $35 million Yahoo! paid for Flickr in 2005.
Marketing buzz originally referred to oral communication but in the age of Web 2.0, social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube are now the dominant communication channels for marketing buzz.

Benchmark (venture capital firm)

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In February 2011, it was reported that Instagram had raised $7 million in Series A funding from a variety of investors, including Benchmark Capital, Jack Dorsey, Chris Sacca (through Capital fund), and Adam D'Angelo.
Companies funded by the firm include Dropbox, Twitter, Uber, Snapchat, Instagram, Discord, Domo, New Relic, Nextdoor, Stitch Fix, WeWork, Yelp, Zendesk, Zillow and Zipcar.

List of mergers and acquisitions by Facebook

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Mark Zuckerberg noted that Facebook was "committed to building and growing Instagram independently", in contrast to its past practices.
The Instagram acquisition, announced on 2012-04-09, appears to have been the first exception to this pattern.

App Store (iOS)

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On October 6, 2010, the Instagram iOS app was officially released through the App Store.

Joshua Kushner

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Joshua Kushner was the second largest investor in Instagram's Series B fundraising round, leading his investment firm Thrive Capital to double its money, after the sale to Facebook.
As an investor in Instagram, Kushner was the second largest investor in Instagram's Series B fundraising round.

Adam Mosseri

On October 1, 2018, it was announced that Adam Mosseri would be the new head of Instagram.
He currently serves as the head of Instagram.

Vine (service)

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The addition was seen by some in the technology media as Facebook's attempt at competing with then-popular video-sharing application Vine.
Vine competed with other social-media services such as Instagram and Mobli.

Hyperlapse (application)

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It was followed by the release of Hyperlapse in August, an iOS-exclusive app that uses "clever algorithm processing" to create tracking shots and fast time-lapse videos.
Hyperlapse is a mobile app created by Instagram that enables users to produce hyperlapse and time-lapse videos.

Emily White

Following Emily White's appointment to the position of Director of Business Operations in April 2013, she stated in an interview with The Wall Street Journal in September 2013 that the company should be ready to begin selling advertising by September 2014 as a way to generate business from a popular entity that had not yet created profit for its parent company.
She is the former chief operating officer of Snapchat Inc and former director of business operations at Instagram.

Minimalism

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In June 2015, the desktop website user interface was redesigned to become more flat and minimalistic, but with more screen space for each photo and to resemble the layout of Instagram's mobile website.
In June 2015, the layout of Instagram's website was fully redesigned to resemble the mobile application and mobile website, pruning many user interface elements, namely the slideshow banner.

Apple Inc.

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In 2019, Apple pulled app that let users stalk people on Instagram by scraping accounts and collecting data.
The app provides a way to produce short videos to share with other users on the Messages app, Instagram, Facebook, and other social networks.

Adam D'Angelo

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In February 2011, it was reported that Instagram had raised $7 million in Series A funding from a variety of investors, including Benchmark Capital, Jack Dorsey, Chris Sacca (through Capital fund), and Adam D'Angelo.
D'Angelo was an advisor to and investor in Instagram before its acquisition by Facebook in 2012.