A Brief Overview of Instagram
Instagram allows users to share photographs and videos to other followers and to follower others. Those users can browse another’s public posts and can ‘follow’ that user as well as ‘like’ individual posts.
An Instagram post can be shared publicly, so that any other Instagram users can view the posts made within it or it can be private so that only those invited to follow it can view the content.
Instagram can also be used to send and receive direct messages with other users, including text and multimedia messages.
Instagram is owned by Facebook and was originally created in 2010 for use on the Apple iOS operating system by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. Within 2 months it had gained one million users and had found 10 million within 12 months. By June 2019, the app reportedly had in excess of 1 billion registered users (see https://www.omnicoreagency.com/instagram-statistics/) and was reportedly the fourth most downloaded app between 2010 to 2019.
An Android version was released in 2012 and then a Windows based app in 2016.
Originally the service restricted the size of the images that could be posted to the size of the iPhone screen at the time, however, this was increated to 1080 pixels in 2015.
It was also developed to allow users to post multiple images to a single post and to post ‘Stories’ allowing images and videos to be posted to a feed.
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