Brief History of Instagram

A Brief History of Instagram

Instagram is a free photo sharing application tat allows users to take a photo, apply a digital filter, then share it on a variety of social networking services including Instagram's own. A distinctive feature confines photos into a square shape, in homage to bot the Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid cameras.

Instagram development began in San Francisco, when Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger chose to focus their multi-featured HTML5 check-in project Burbn on mobile photography.

October 6, 2010
Instagram launched on Apple's App Store
Shortly after, Josh Ridel joined as Community Manager

November 2010
Shayne Sweeney joined as an Engineer

August 2011
Jessica Zollman joined as a Community Evangelist

September 2011
Version 2.0 goes live in the iOS App Store

April 3, 2012
Instagram for Android released

April 9, 2012
It was announced that Instagram would be acquired by Facebook for approximately $1 billion in cash and stock

Created by Kaustav Basu

Brief History of Instagram

shared by crackedge on Apr 09, 2012 in Social Media


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A brief history of Instagram to commemorate the occasion of Facebook agreeing to buy it for $1 billion
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