Instagram is a social media platform that allows users to share videos and photos.
The free mobile photo-sharing app lets people share videos and pictures either publicly or privately, as well as allowing the sharing of images through other social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
Users can use Instagram on desktops, however, the platform has been built to run on mobile. Special non-official desktop apps exist for users who want to use it on desktop.
One of the major features of Instagram is the ease at which users com modify and edit their photos and videos. This is done using ‘filters’ that alter the colour, tone, brightness, shadows, etc, of a picture or a video.
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Instagram was launched in October 2010 and is now available in 25 languages. It ranks 26 on Alexa’s ranking of the most visited sites on the internet.
The application was developed and launched by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. The company was bought by Facebook in 2012, in a $1bn transaction of cash and stock.
Today, the social network app has over 500 million monthly active users, with 300 million coming back on a daily basis.