Instagram Overview Updated December 4, 2019


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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 December 4

Haptic overload continues as Instagram tests vibrating when you give a like

We get it, it’s cool to be able to use the iPhone’s taptic engine to simulate a button push. But it’s now being overdone to such an extent that we’re all suffering from haptic overload …

Instagram Stories November 15

Facebook is testing a popular photos feature that would make the feed look more like Instagram. Instead of seeing a feed of status reports, with and without photos, the option would show only photos and brief captions.

The feature would be activated automatically when you tap on a photo to view it full-size…

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Instagram Stories November 14

Instagram CEO, Adam Mosseri, shared at the Wired25 conference this evening that the social media service will expand its test that hides like counts to the US next week for some users. This comes after testing started this summer in a handful of countries including Canada, Italy, Australia, and Brazil.

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Instagram Stories November 12

Instagram ramps up TikTok competition as it tests new ‘Reels’ in-app editing features

Instagram is upping its efforts to compete with TikTok. A new report from TechCrunch today details that the company has debuted Instagram Reels, which makes it easy to create 15-second video clips set to music.

Instagram Stories November 11

Back in October, Instagram removed the ability to see other users’ likes and comments within the Activity tab. However, third-party apps such as Like Patrol continued to offer a way to stalk what others are doing on the social media service. Now Apple has pulled Like Patrol from the App Store.

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Instagram Stories October 31

Instagram shutting down third-party app that tried to mimic the removed ‘Following’ tab

Earlier this month, Instagram removed its controversial ‘Following’ tab. Once the feature was removed, a third-party app aiming to duplicate the functionality quickly rose to popularity. Instagram is now shutting down that application.

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