Instagram Overview Updated June 14, 2018

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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 June 14

Instagram will no longer notify users if someone screenshots their Story

Back in February, some Instagram users started to receive notifications whenever someone took a screenshot of their Story. After experimenting with this feature for several months, Instagram has decided to cancel it altogether.

Instagram Stories June 12

PSA: Instagram confirms service outage, fix in progress

If you’re having trouble loading up Instagram right now, you’re not alone. Luckily, the company is aware of the outage and is working on a fix…

Instagram Stories June 7

Instantly reshare Instagram Stories that you’ve been mentioned in to your Story

Last month, Instagram rolled out a new feature that allows you to share other people’s posts to your Story as a sticker. Now, if someone mentions you in their Instagram Story, you can reshare that picture or video to your Story.

Instagram Stories June 6

Following a report yesterday suggesting Instagram was adding support for videos up to 1 hour in length, TechCrunch now offers additional details on the company’s video plans. The report likens Instagram’s video plans to Snapchat’s Discover feature…

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Instagram Stories June 3

Instagram is looking to dispel misconceptions about its algorithmic feed and offer more details on how exactly it works. As reported by TechCrunch, the company gathered a group of reporters this week to offer insights on the factors that affect what content you see, and in what order you see it…

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Instagram Stories May 22

Instagram has started to roll out a mute feature to its users starting today. While many may feel like the feature has been a long time coming, it’s great to see an alternative to unfollowing.

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