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Instagram logo 2016.svg
Original author(s) Kevin Systrom, Manith Liyange (Burbn, Inc.)
Developer(s) Facebook
Initial release October 6, 2010; 12 years ago (2010-10-06)
Operating system iOS 7.0 or later;
Android 2.2 or later
Windows Phone 8
Windows 10 Mobile
Size Varies per device
Available in 25 languages
Type Photo and video
License Freeware

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.

Until 2015, Instagram confined photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images. This was different than the 4:3 typically used by digital cameras. Users were able to share very short videos. 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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