Instagram is definitely an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social media service that permits its users to consider pictures and videos, and share them either publicly or privately about the app, and also by having a variety of other social networking platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr. Originally, an original feature was who's confined photos to a square shape, comparable to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid SX-70 images, not like some:3 aspect ratio typically used by cell phone cameras. In August 2015, version 7.5 was launched, allowing users to upload media captured in different aspect ratio. Users also can apply digital filters on their images. Videos on Instagram debuted with a 640x640 fixed resolution and maximum 15-second limit in June 2013; resolutions now include as much as 1080p since July 2015 and length is currently approximately One minute since January 2016.
Instagram is made by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 as a free mobile app. The service rapidly become popular, with more than 100 million active users at the time of April 2012 and over 300 million since December 2014. Instagram is distributed over the Apple App Store and Google Play. Support for that app is accessible for iPhone, iPad, apple ipod touch, and Android handsets, while third-party Instagram apps are for sale for BlackBerry 10 and Nokia-Symbian Devices.
The service was acquired by Facebook in April 2012 for about US$1 billion in cash and stock. In 2013, Instagram grew by 23%, while Facebook, because parent company, only grew by 3%.