Kevin Systrom
Selena Gomez
Mike Krieger

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Knowledge Identifier: $Instagram



Online photo-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures, apply digital filters to them, and share them on a variety of social networking services, such as Facebook or Twitter add

Category: Civil society (10)

Launched in 2010.

Countries: United States (47%), (14%), United Kingdom (12%)

Main connections: Facebook, Twitter, Kevin Systrom

Linked to: Facebook, TechCrunch, Facebook, Inc., Fast Company




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Instagram was the runner-up for "Best Mobile App" at the 2010 "TechCrunch" Crunchies in January 2011 add something


Instagram was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and launched in October 2010 add something


Kevin Systrom - Together with Mike Krieger, Systrom launched Instagram in the San Francisco on October 6, 2010


Shayne Sweeney joined in November 2010 as an engineer and Jessica Zollman was hired as a Community Evangelist in August 2011 add something


By December 2010, Instagram had 1 million registered users add something


In January 2011, Instagram added hashtags to help users discover both photographs and each other add something


In May 2011, "Fast Company" listed CEO Kevin Systrom at number 66 in the "The 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2011" add something


Instagram announced that 100 million photographs had been uploaded to its service as of July 2011 add something


This total reached 150 million in August 2011 add something


Instagram won "Best Locally Made App" in the "SF Weekly" Web Awards in September 2011 add something


"7x7Magazine"'s September 2011 issue featured Systrom and Krieger on the cover of their The Hot 20 2011 issue add something


In December 2011, Apple Inc. named Instagram "App of the Year" for 2011 add something


In 2012, Instagram created web profiles which allows users to use their Instagram account like a social media site add something


In April 2012, it was announced that over 30 million accounts were set up on Instagram add something


Support was originally available for only the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch; in April 2012, support was added for Android camera phones running 2,2 Froyo add something


D-A-S-H - On June 26, 2012 Kim Kardashian posted a photo on her Instagram with a caption saying, "Dash LA coming very soon"


Keisha Buchanan - The group attended the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony on 27 July 2012 and posted pictures on their official Instagram page, marked Buena, Buchanan and Donaghy's first public appearance together in eleven years


On August 9, 2012, English musician Ellie Goulding came out with a new music video for her song "Anything Could Happen" add something


Ellie Goulding - The lyric video for "Anything Could Happen" premiered on 9 August 2012, consisting of a series of fan-submitted Instagram pictures


Britain's Office of Fair Trading approved the deal on August 14, 2012, and on August 22, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission in the United States closed its investigation, allowing the deal to proceed add something


On September 6, 2012, the deal between Instagram and Facebook officially closed add something


Audrey Kitching - In October 2012, her Instagram page was named as a favorite of Milkstudios, who declared that "Some girls look good on the internet, and some girls make the internet look good - Audrey is the latter


On December 17, 2012 Instagram announced a change to its terms of use that caused a widespread outcry from its user base add something


On December 17, 2012, Instagram updated its Terms of Service, granting itself the right to sell users' photos to third parties without notification or compensation starting on January 16, 2013 add something


Many celebrities were outraged after Instagram's new Terms of Service, which started on Jan. 16 2013, and allows the photo-sharing app to sell images to advertisers without compensation to users add something


Jason Harris (marketer) - The following year, Mekanism acquired Epic Signal, a company founded in 2013 that works with brands like Bud Light and NBC to run video campaigns with YouTube, Snapchat, Vine, Periscope and Instagram


In January 2013, it was confirmed that Instagram has asked for photo IDs to verify identities due to unspecified violations add something


In January 2013, there were no future plans to make the application available on the $ BlackBerry's O.S. 7 devices, although it is probable that one will be available for the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 devices add something


Little Boots - On the weekend of 23 and 24 February 2013, Little Boots made several posts on social media directing people to follow her Instagram account for an update that would reveal the album's artwork, culminating with the post late on 24 February with the album's cover, with the title revealed to be "Nocturnes"


On February 27, 2013, Instagram announced that they had 100 million active users, only two and a half yers after first launching add something


BlackBerry 10 - In end of March 2013, $BlackBerry 10 has 100,000 apps, but still less of imaging favorites like Instagram and Snapseed


Sasha Pieterse - Pieterse has posted on her Instagram the official artwork of her debut Country single, titled "This Country Is Bad Ass." It is set to be released April 12, 2013


Instagram has no plans to offer Windows Phone support, though a release of an Instagram app for Windows Phone is rumoured for May 2013 add something


Billie Joe Armstrong - On May 8, 2013, Armstrong posted a photo of South Korean rapper Psy on his Instagram account along with the caption, "This dude is the herpes of music


As of June 2013, users can connect their Instagram account to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr add something


Initially a purely photo-sharing service, Instagram incorporated video sharing in June 2013, allowing its users to record and share videos lasting for up to 15 seconds add something


Originally a purely photo-sharing service, Instagram incorporated video sharing in June 2013, allowing its users to record and share videos lasting for up to 15 seconds add something


Cheryl Cole - During July 2013, Cole uploaded a picture of a music studio to her official Instagram with the caption: "Back with my first true love", citing that new material could potentially be on its way


Avril Lavigne - Lavigne premiered the song "Rock n Roll" as the second single from her upcoming album on July 18, 2013 and began a campaign for fans to post a video of themselves singing the song via the social network Instagram, a similar campaign to one conducted to create the official lyric video for Lavigne's previous single "Here's to Never Growing Up"


Donald Sterling - In the recording from September 2013, a man confirmed to be Sterling was irritated over a photo Stiviano had posted on Instagram, in which she posed with Basketball Hall of Fame player Magic Johnson


Foo Fighters - On September 6, 2013, Shiflett posted a photo to his Instagram account that indicates 13 songs are being recorded for the new album and later described the album in an interview as "pretty fucking fun"


Midnight Memories - The official title of the album was announced on 6 September 2013, starting with Zayn Malik tweeting a teaser video of Harry Styles spelling out the word "Mid" out of a pile of alphabet cards on the floor, followed by a full video posted on the band's Instagram account later on, revealing the title, "Midnight Memories"


Felipe Massa - On 10 September 2013, Massa confirmed that he be leaving Ferrari at the end of the season on Instagram and Twitter


Work Bitch - Spears released a sneak peek of the video on September 26, 2013 through her Instagram account


Marion Raven - In October 2013, Raven uploaded a few photos of her in the studio to her Instagram account


Cheyenne Jackson - In October 2013, he announced he was dating actor Jason Landau on his official Instagram account


On October 22, 2013, during the Nokia World at Abu Dhabi, UAE, Kevin Systrom has confirmed that official Instagram app for Windows Phone will be available in the coming weeks add something


In December 2013, Instagram added a feature named Instagram Direct that allows users to send photos only to a specific user or group of users, rather than having it be viewable by all add something


Adore You - The accompanying music video for "Adore You" directed by Rankin was scheduled to be premiered through Vevo on December 26, 2013; in the days preceding its release, Cyrus uploaded two brief previews of the clip through her Instagram account


BarkBox - Bark & Co. launched BarkCam in early 2014, a photo sharing app which operates as an Instagram for dogs and their owners


Kelly Wearstler - Wearstler is active on social media, and in early 2014 "Architectural Digest" included her on a list of 15 Must-Follow Designers and Architects on Instagram


Adore You - It was originally scheduled to impact mainstream radio stations in the United States on January 6, 2014, On December 18, Cyrus unveiled the official artwork for "Adore You" through her Instagram and Twitter accounts


Lincoln Navigator - On January 22, 2014, three photos of the 2015 Navigator were released on Twitter and Instagram, along with an announcement that the refreshed SUV would be revealed at the Washington Auto Show the following day


Rebel Heart (Madonna album) - By March 2014, Madonna started posting a number of images on social media website Instagram, where she hinted at possible songwriters and collaborators with hashtag captions


Captain America: The Winter Soldier - In March 2014, Marvel released the Captain America Experience app, that allowed fans to capture a pictures of themselves with Captain America, and let them share it on Instagram and Twitter using specific hashtags to unlock 10 early screenings of the film across the United States, which took place on March 20


On March 11, 2014, Instagram released an updated Android app with performance improvements and a flatter interface add something


Hilary Duff - On March 28, 2014, Duff confirmed via her Instagram upload that she had signed a new record deal


Rebel Heart (Madonna album) - By mid-April 2014, she revealed the names of songwriters Toby Gad and Mozella and record producer Symbolyc One on Instagram with images of the group working in studio


Didier Drogba - On 16 April 2014, Drogba announced on his Instagram page that he has teamed up with French male clothing brand HOM to launch his own personal underwear range named Drogba & Co. The project will create a social impact as a percentage of every sale will go to the Didier Drogba Foundation


Social media marketing - In May 2014, Instagram had over 200 million users


Rebel Heart (Madonna album) - In May 2014, photographer Mert Alas posted on his Instagram that he was listening to the album, but "Billboard" clarified that Madonna was still in the process of recording it in Los Angeles


Living for Love - Madonna's collaboration with Diplo was revealed in May 2014 through an image on her Instagram showing her working on her laptop with him


Kelly Rowland - On June 10, 2014, Rowland announced via Instagram, that she and Witherspoon were expecting their first child


Brooke Hogan - She confirmed on June 12, 2014 via her official Instagram account, that her new single would be called "Beautiful" and set a release date for fall of 2014


Jamie Thomas - On June 27, 2014, Cole posted an announcement of his departure from Zero on the social media platform $ Instagram, without a corresponding reason; however, a reply from the Zero Instagram account thanked Cole for his "loyalty & dedication


Alicia Keys - On July 31, 2014, the day of their 4 year anniversary, both Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz posted a picture to their Instagram accounts announcing that Keys is pregnant with her second child


As of August 2014, the most popular 10 most followed Instagram accounts are: add something


Blame (Calvin Harris song) - On 20 August 2014, a 15-second clip was uploaded to Harris' Instagram account


CSI: Cyber - Shad Moss announced his casting on August 20, 2014, via his Instagram account


Blame (Calvin Harris song) - On 31 August 2014, a third mini clip was released on Instagram


How to be a Redhead - Understanding the difficulties in reaching a niche market, they turned to social media, and by September 2014, had 12,000 followers on Facebook, 9,000 followers on Twitter, 88,000 followers on Instagram, and 6,000 followers on Pinterest, with a YouTube channel in development


Humans of New York - Humans of New York has developed a large following through social media, and has over 12,1 million followers on Facebook and over 2,1 million followers on Instagram as of October 2014


Abu Omar al-Shishani - On 13 November 2014, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov posted on his personal Instagram account that al-Shishani had been killed, and posted a photo of a dead ginger-bearded man, however the man in the photograph was not Shishani, and Kadyrov later deleted the post


In December 2014, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom announced that Instagram has 300 million users accessing the site per month add something


Kevin Systrom - As of December 2014, Instagram has over 300 million action users


Click farm - In December 2014, $ Instagram carried out a purge deemed the "Instagram Rapture" where many accounts were affected, including Instagram's own account who lost a massive 18,880,211 followers


Mogi Mirim Esporte Clube - In December 2014, Rivaldo put the club up for sale on Instagram


Mario Balotelli - On 1 December 2014, Balotelli was accused of racism and antisemitism for posting an image on Instagram of the video game character Mario, with the caption "jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a jew"


JM De Guzman - In 2015, after a series of disturbing and cryptic messages posted on his $ Instagram account, De Guzman later apologized and stated via Instagram post that Mendiola was not the reason for their second breakup nor she and station ABS-CBN would be blamed for his recent actions and behavior


Pino Daniele - On January 5th, 2015, it was announced via Instagram by Daniele's longtime friend Eros Ramazzotti that he had died from a heart attack between 4 and 5 January


In January 2015, in a similar incident to Collins', Instagram deleted Australian Photography and Fashion Agency Sticks and Stones Agency's Instagram account because of a photograph including pubic hair sticking out of bikini bottoms add something


Travis (band) - A post from Travis on their Instagram page confirmed that recording had commenced on the band's eighth album in Berlin in January 2015


Tess Holliday - By January 2015, she has gained over 624,000 followers on Facebook and 308,000 followers on Instagram


Pino Daniele - On January 5, 2015, it was announced via Instagram by Daniele's longtime friend Eros Ramazzotti that he had died from a heart attack between 4 and 5 January


Charles Hamilton (rapper) - On January 17, 2015 Hamilton officially returned on social media after starting back up his twitter account & creating his own Instagram page, on his first posted photo Hamilton would state "The hype is real


Gorillaz - On 30 January 2015, artist Jamie Hewlett posted three new images of Murdoc and Noodle to his Instagram feed, with the message "Yes, Gorillaz Returns"


The Documentary 2 - On January 30, 2015, after the delay, a picture of Dr. Dre, The Game, and Ice Cube was released on Instagram


Mike Jones (rapper) - On February 5, 2015 Jones announced via his Instagram he was working on another mixtape enitled "Money Train: Reloaded" which will be a sequel to his mixtape "Money Train"


The Honeymoon Tour - On February 25, 2015, Grande shared an Instagram video of a conversation between herself and her now-deceased grandfather, in which he gives her advice and shows support of her career


Nick Harmer - In March 2015, Harmer's wife announced via Instagram that they are expecting a child


Humans of New York - Humans of New York has developed a large following through social media, and has over 12,1 million followers on Facebook and over 2,8 million followers on Instagram as of April 2015


The Vampire Diaries - On April 6, 2015, lead actress Nina Dobrev confirmed via Instagram that she would be leaving the show after its sixth season


Vangelis Moras - On 21 April 2015 Vangelis Moras reached 100 appearances with the jersey of Hellas Verona and Greek international defender celebrated, by holding a Greek flag on Instagram


Zoolander 2 - In May 2015, Stiller revealed via Instagram the casting of Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, and Nathan Lee Graham


Imogen Thomas - On May 25, 2015 she announced she was expecting a 2nd child by posting a photo of the sonogram to Instagram


Nicklas Bendtner - Bendtner has taken part in the joke, uploading on Instagram a poster of him holding the Ballon d'Or and running as a candidate to be Prime Minister in the June 2015 Danish election


Lights (musician) - In June 2015, Lights posted a photo on her Facebook. and Instagram. that hinted she may be working on an acoustic version of Little Machines


Kim Kardashian - On June 21, 2015 Kardashian confirmed via Instagram that she and West are expecting a boy in December 2015


Sebastien Frey - He confirmed his farewell from the club with an Instagram message on 15 July 2015, stating his gratefulness for his spell at club


Nicky Hilton - On July 16, 2015, Hilton changed her last name on Instagram from Hilton to Rothschild


Nicky Hilton Rothschild - On July 16, 2015, Hilton changed her last name on Instagram from Hilton to Rothschild


In August 2015, Instagram allowed users to start using non square images as part of the feature set add something


In August 2015, version 7,5 was released, allowing users to post photos captured in portrait or landscape orientation add something


Bat for Lashes - On 15 August 2015, Khan began teasing new music on her Twitter and Instagram pages via a game of Hangman


On September 2015, Instagram Direct received an major update, adding new features such as instant messaging, adding more than one user & sharing more than one photos in a single conversation, and sharing post & profiles from feeds directly to the user add something


Avril Lavigne - On 2 September 2015, Lavigne announced her separation from Kroeger via her official Instagram account


Chad Kroeger - On September 2, 2015, Lavigne announced their separation via her official Instagram account


Same Old Love - She teased the song's opening piano chord progression in a clip shared on Instagram on September 4, 2015


Cristiano Ronaldo - He is the most-followed footballer on Instagram with 33,6 million as of October 2015, ahead of Neymar's 33,3 million


Humans of New York - The blog has over 15,7 million followers on Facebook and around 3,9 million followers on Instagram as of October 2015


On October 29, 2015, Instagram announced that it would allow advertisers to buy carousel ads to expose company brands to more people add something


Aaliyah - On December 19, Timbaland uploaded a snippet of a new Aaliyah song title "He Keeps Me Shakin" on his Instagram account and it will be released December 25, 2015 on Timbaland mixtape "King Stays King"


Ayumi Hamasaki - On her last Instagram post, Hamasaki confirmed that she has been working on her seventeenth studio album for 2016


Humans of New York - The blog has over 16 million followers on Facebook and around 4,7 million followers on Instagram as of January 2016


Ramzan Kadyrov - On 31 January 2016, Kadyrov posted a video of Russian opposition politicians Mikhail Kasyanov and Vladimir Kara-Murza in the crosshairs of a gun on his Instagram blog


Sarah Michelle Gellar - On February 24, 2016, Sarah announced via Instagram that she had signed on for the project along with the film's director, Roger Kumble, who has co-written and will direct the pilot


Jadakiss - On February 29, 2016, Fabolous posted a picture on Instagram with Jadakiss with the caption, "Freddy vs


In March 2016, The Daily Star reported 'one million' explicit porn films found on Instagram add something


Kyrie Irving - In March 2016, Irving was cheated on by former girlfriend R&B singer-songwriter Kehlani, as a picture of her in bed with Canadian singer PartyNextDoor went viral on Instagram


50 Cent - In March 2016, Jackson claimed that he would no longer use Instagram, electing instead to have his profile page operated by someone else


Iya Villania - In March 2016, the couple announced through Instagram that they were expecting their first child


Christina Perri - On March 2, 2016, she announced on Instagram that she was 4 years sober


Jorge Bergoglio - On March 19, 2016, Pope Francis became the first Pope to create an Instagram account


Pope Francis - On March 19, 2016, Pope_Francis (Category:Pope_Francis) became the first Pope to create an Instagram account


Jodie Marsh - In April 2016, she announced over Instagram that the pair had separated


Christina Perri - In May 2016, Perri announced via her Instagram that she


Brandon Browner - In late May 2016, Browner received attention when he responded to criticism from a Saints fan on Instagram about his performance and salary, stating that he "took that few millions ran with it" when he left the Saints


On May 11, 2016, Instagram updated to 8,0, changing the interface theme to a whiter theme, along with the app icon to a theme similar to one as an option for Microsoft PowerPoint add something


Kid Cudi - On May 11, 2016, amidst rumors the he was set to release "Man on the Moon III", Cudi revealed the title of his sixth solo album would be "Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin"', through online mobile video-sharing and social networking service Instagram


Dave Lombardo - It was speculated by fans that he was only playing with the band as a fill-in drummer, however, on May 15, 2016, the band posted a video on their Instagram account of Lombardo recording drums for a new album, meaning that Lombardo is now a full-time member of the band, and is not just a touring drummer


Robin Tunney - On May 15, 2016, she announced on Instagram she is expecting her first child


Gorillaz - On 17 May 2016, it was revealed through Remi Kabaka's Instagram that Gorillaz were in the studio with Chicago-based hip-hop artist Vic Mensa


On May 31, 2016, Instagram announced the launch of new tools for business accounts, including new business profiles, analytics and the ability to turn Instagram posts into ads directly from the Instagram app itself add something


Kevin Systrom - As of June 2016, Instagram has over 500 million active users


Shandi Finnessey - Finnessey announced the June 10, 2016, home birth of her son Finn Arthur Higgins via Instagram


Alexa Vega - On June 16, 2016, she announced via Instagram that she was expecting her first child


As of July 2016, Instagram had over 500 million monthly active users sharing over 95 million posts daily add something


Amber Rose - On July 20, 2016, on Instagram, she said she is African-American, Portuguese, Irish, and Italian


On August 2, 2016, Instagram launched a new feature called Instagram Stories add something


On August 18, 2016, Instagram announced to launch a new feature called Instagram Events video channel on its Explore page that uses an algorithm to curate user-generated videos from major events add something


On October 13, 2016, Instagram published a desktop client for the first time on Windows 10, which can be downloaded via the Windows Store add something


On November 21, 2016, Instagram announced two more updates to its app, viz add something


In January 2017, Instagram announced that Instagram Stories had reached 150M users, and launched skippable ads add something


On February 22, 2017, Instagram released a new feature that enables users to post up to ten pictures or videos in the same post add something


In April 2017, the Instagram Stories feature had 200 million users, surpassing & Snapchat's user growth, and incorporated augmented reality stickers, a "clone" of Snapchat's functionality add something


The feature was updated in April 2017 to let users organize saved posts into different collections add something


The second update, introduced in April 2017, added an offline mode, in which content previously loaded in the news feed is available without an Internet connection, and users can comment, like, save media, and unfollow users, all of which will take effect once the user goes back online add something


In May 2017, Instagram updated its mobile website to allow users to upload photos, and to add a "lightweight" version of the Explore tab add something


In June 2017, Instagram revised its live-video functionality to allow users to add their live broadcast to their story for availability in the next 24 hours, or discard the broadcast immediately add something


Stories were made available for viewing on Instagram's mobile and desktop websites in late August 2017 add something


The photo post had received three likes and countless comments, and in September 2017, the company's algorithms turned the photo into an advertisement visible to Solon's sister add something


In December 2017, "The Verge" reported that Instagram would let users press "Follow" on a hashtag, thereby seeing relevant highlights of the topic in their feeds add something


In April 2018, Instagram launched its version of a portrait mode called "focus mode," which gently blurs the background of a photo or video while keeping the subject in focus when selected add something


In June 2018, Instagram launched a new stand-alone vertical video application called "IGTV" add something


On September 24, 2018, Krieger and Systrom announced in a statement they would be stepping down from Instagram add something


On October 1, 2018, it was announced that Adam Mosseri would be the new head of Instagram add something


Instagram caused the userbase to fall into outrage, with the December 2018 update add something


As of January 2019, the Stories feature is being used by 500 million users daily add something


In May 2019, Instagram began testing in Canada a change in post information displays that will hide the number of likes and views photos and videos receive in an effort to create a "less pressurized" environment add something


On July 17, 2019 began to be tested in Ireland, Italy, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and Japan add something