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Original author(s)Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger (Burbn, Inc.)
Initial releaseOctober 6, 2010; 12 years ago (2010-10-06)
Operating systemiOS 7.0 or later;[1]
Android 2.2 or later
Windows Phone 8[2]
Windows 10 Mobile[3]
SizeVaries per device
Available in25 languages[4]
TypePhoto and video
Alexa rankIncrease 16 (September 2016)[5]

Instagram (sometimes shortened to Insta or IG) is an online photo and video sharing social networking service. It allows users to take pictures and videos, apply digital filters to them and share them to their followers. They can then share them on a variety of social networking services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr.[6]

Until 2015,[7] Instagram confined photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images. This was different than the 4:3 aspect ratio typically used by digital cameras. Users were able to share very short videos.[8] In 2017 the length limit was raised to ten minutes.

Instagram was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. It was released on October 6, 2010.

Typical Instagram photo (square format)


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  3. "Instagram (Beta) - Windows Apps on Microsoft Store". Windows Store. Retrieved 2016-03-20.
  4. Moscaritolo, Angela (December 21, 2012). "Instagram Adds New 'Mayfair' Filter, Support for 25 Languages". PC Mag. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  5. " Site Overview". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  6. Frommer, Dan (November 1, 2010). "Here's How To Use Instagram". Business Insider. Retrieved May 20, 2011.
  7. Stinson, Liz. "Instagram Ends the Tyranny of the Square". {{cite web}}: Cite has empty unknown parameter: |dead-url= (help)
  8. Instagram Blog. Retrieved on 2013-08-20.

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