Instagram is surely an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social network service that enables its users to look at pictures and videos, and share them either publicly or privately for the app, as well as by having a number of other social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr. Originally, an exceptional feature was who’s confined photos to some square shape, comparable to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid SX-70 images, not like several:3 aspect ratio typically employed by mobile phone cameras. In August 2015, version 7.5 was launched, allowing users to upload media captured in any aspect ratio. Users also can apply digital filters to their images. Videos on Instagram debuted using a 640x640 fixed resolution and maximum 15-second limit in June 2013; resolutions now include up to 1080p since July 2015 and length is around A minute since January 2016.
Instagram was made by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 as being a free mobile app. The service rapidly gained popularity, with more than 100 million active users as of April 2012 well as over 300 million by December 2014. Instagram is shipped through the Apple App Store and Google Play. Support for that app can be acquired for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android handsets, while third-party Instagram apps are for sale for BlackBerry 10 and Nokia-Symbian Devices.
The service was acquired by Facebook in April 2012 for as much as US$1 billion in cash and stock. In 2013, Instagram grew by 23%, while Facebook, because parent company, only grew by 3%.