Instagram was launched in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and his friend Mike Krieger. From today to its beginning, it has spread across the world. In the beginning of the first two months, 10 million users of Instagram signed up, and by September 2017, their number hit to 800 million.
At the commencement of 2012, Facebook purchased this famous social media platform for $1 billion in April, and today it is considered as the world’s most interesting social app, because it has friendly features which are not available on any other platforms.
What is Instagram?
It’s a combination of mobile, desktop and internet based app that provides photos and video services. On this app users can upload photos and videos, hash tags, geographies and graphic stickers. Not only this, it can also make impressive and interesting changes in photos by putting fire-proof graphic filters and multifunctional graphical filters. The Explorer Tab enables users find the most famous photos and videos. Through the hash tag on the photos, sharing platform, one can connect photos and videos and upload other content, and follow a specific person or content.
How did it start?
Instagram is currently the most popular social media platform and is very famous mainly amongst children and especially teenagers are the more common users in this cohort of age group.
Instagram was the innovation of a graduate student Kevin Systrom from the University of Stanford, who did not get any software engineering education. Kevin was a general and average mind student, but was keen on photography from childhood even though he was in love with his art and visited other countries to read and discover further about them. Then, Kevin joins “Next Stop”, which was later bought by Facebook in 2010.
There he was doing some coding and simultaneously running different programmes.
After getting work done in the evenings, he continued to learn more programming in the office, but he never thought of making a better or special professional career. He continued to enjoy his work by trying to create a new game by combining various daily components of ‘Mafia Wars’ and ‘FourSquare’.
He was told by ‘Next Stop’ to do this job. (Mafia Wars is a popular game, which won the ‘People’s Choice Award’. FourSquare is also a popular game on which he worked.
You will be surprised to see how Kevin’s work opened opportunities for more employment. However, while learning programming, he came to the conception of Instagram.
He thought why not creating an app that should be used to send or share pictures only to each other.
He continued programming from time to time and then finally launched in 2010. Looking at the great popularity of Instagram, Facebook bought it for 1 billion dollars in 2012.
Actually one day, one of his teacher, showed him Holga Camera, and influenced by it, Kevin, began to search for an investor to make this app after which in 2010 it was introduced among the users. Two years after the creation of Instagram, its users exceeded more than micro blogging Website Twitter. The company head Kevin Systrom said it was a milestone when users reached more than 30 million.
“Kevin Systrom” said that on Instagram you can see pictures scattered around the globe. Instagram is also introducing verified accounts similar like Facebook and Twitter. Systrom added that they wanted only real accounts on Instagram to help users to be sure that they are following real accounts.
The company has announced that they are deleting all counterfeiting accounts which are breaching the rules of social media platform. Due to this, there is likely to have a decrease in the followers. According to the founder of the Instagram, the company will soon add new features, which will help users to see what they like.
If, you are interested in the “World Cup” then, one can see what football players are doing before going to the field.
Recently Instagram has introduced adverts on which some users are not happy, but “Kevin Systrom” says advertisements are necessary for the development of the company. He further said that due to close ties with “Facebook” they have the opportunity to learn from their previous errors. They are trying their utmost best to avoid those mistakes made by other companies in the past.
Facts about Instagram
- The number of photos posted so far is more than 37.7 billion.
- The number of images posted daily is more than 52 million.
- Four out of ten American mobile users are on Instagram.
- The largest group of Instagram is 18 to 29 years old.
- Instagram’s no one celebrity with 132 million followers is “Selena Gomez”
- The monthly head hot advertisers on Instagram are 2 million.
- In 2017, Instagram’s revenue was $3.64 billion.
- In 2018, Instagram’s revenue is expected to reach $6.84 billion