Instagram Overview Updated October 5, 2017

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Instagram is a social media service owned by Facebook for sharing photos and videos. Instagram launched in 2010 exclusively as an iOS app and didn’t come to Android and the web until 2012.

Facebook acquired Instagram in April of 2012 for $1 billion. Facebook also offered to buy Instagram’s closest competitor Snapchat back in 2013 for $3 billion.

In June of 2017 Instagram shared that it reached 250M daily users, surpassing its rival Snapchat by almost 100M. It also has over 700M total users.

Instagram has been criticized for taking popular features from Snapchat such as face filters, stories, and stickers. The company also has plans moving forward to introduce more business focused features.

Instagram Stories October 5

AAPL: 155.39

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If you’re a fan of Instagram or Facebook Stories – posts of photos and videos which automatically disappear after 24 hours – you’ll now be able to send to both platforms with a single post.

In a feature currently rolling out to Instagram users, there’s a new Share option when posting a story which says “Your Facebook Story”. Check that, and it will be automatically cross-posted to Facebook Stories …

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Instagram Stories October 3

AAPL: 154.48

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Instagram today has rolled out a new feature that allows users to add polls to stories along with a new text/brush color picker and alignment tool.

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Instagram Stories September 26

AAPL: 153.14

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Instagram has announced two changes to improve the comment experience for users on the social network. Public accounts are now able to select which groups of users are able to comment on their posts, and all users now have the ability to block other users from leaving comments. Instagram also announced new milestones for its user base this week.

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Instagram Stories September 22

AAPL: 151.89

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Instagram update brings new seasonal stickers including autumn and spring packs

Instagram today is rolling out new seasonal stickers, including an autumn pack for the northern hemisphere along with a spring selection appropriate for the southern hemisphere.

Instagram Stories September 21

AAPL: 153.39

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Instagram brings its popular face filters to live video sharing

In an update today to the social media service, Instagram is making its popular face filters available to users when sharing live video.

Instagram Stories August 31

AAPL: 164.00

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Instagram bringing Stories feature to the web, introduces ‘weather-inspired’ face filters

Instagram today is announcing two new features for its social media platform as its Stories feature becomes available on the web and it brings new weather-inspired face filters to its app.

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