2010 – Instagram, a mainstream photo-sharing application, is founded
Instagram is an American photo and video sharing social networking service now owned by Facebook, created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and originally launched on iOS in October 2010.
The app allows users to upload media that can be edited with filters and organized by hashtags and geographical tagging. Posts can be shared publicly or with pre-approved followers. Users can browse other users’ content by tags and locations and view trending content.
After its launch in 2010, Instagram rapidly gained popularity, with one million registered users in two months, 10 million in a year, and 1 billion as of May 2019.
As of July 2020, the most followed person is footballer Cristiano Ronaldo with over 233 million followers.
Extra Note: In April 2012, Facebook acquired the service for approximately US$1 billion in cash and stock.
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