Instagram facts for kids
|Original author(s)||Kevin Systrom, Manith Liyange (Burbn, Inc.)|
|Initial release||October 6, 2010|
|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|
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.
Images for kids
A photo collage of an unprocessed image (top left) modified with the 16 different Instagram filters available in 2011
The Instagram app, running on the Android operating system
|Mary the Jewess|