Instagram facts for kids

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Original author(s) Kevin Systrom, Mike Krieger (Burbn, Inc.)
Developer(s) Facebook
Initial release October 6, 2010; 9 years ago (2010-10-06)
Development status Active
Operating system iOS 7.0 or later;
Android 2.2 or later
Windows Phone 8
Windows 10 Mobile
Size 9.93 MB
Available in 25 languages
Type Photo and video
License Freeware
Alexa rank Increase 16 (September 2016)

Instagram 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. A feature is that it confines photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images. This is different than the 16:9 aspect ratio typically used by digital cameras. Users are also able to record and share short videos lasting for up to 15 seconds.

Typical Instagram photo (square format)

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

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