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Six years of Instagram

The photo sharing platform debuted on iPhone on October 6, 2010. Here's how it has changed

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<p>Instagram wishes, one hundred of these days. It occurs <strong>today the sixth anniversary</strong> of the most used photo sharing platform in the world: it was the <strong>October 6, 2010</strong> when the app made its debut on the App Store, quickly becoming a mass phenomenon among iPhone users and shortly arousing the envy of those who instead owned an Android smartphone.</p>
<p>The simple interface, the collection of retr filters and the adoption of hashtags to categorize photos helped make Instagram a favorite among the many software that at the time competed for the first place among the photographic apps on the iPhone.</p><div class=

In less than a year, the service reached 10 million users, but it took two years before the developers decided to release an Instagram version for Android

The expectation aroused by the app for Android users a million downloads only on the first day of availability on the Play Store, and made the company's valuation jump to 500 million dollars.

The acquisition by Facebook came a few days later, double the figure: a billion dollars to secure the platform that was inexorably gnawing users and attention to the blue social network in the hands of Mark Zuckerberg.

The app starts grow at a faster pace: from photo maps to interface adjustments, passing through new supported languages ??and the web timeline.

In 2013 the introduction of videos, tags in photos and direct messages definitively changed the status of Instagram from a simple bulletin board for sharing photos to a parallel social network done and finished. Advertising landed on the platform (we only arrived in 2015) and the extra functions increased, sometimes original like Boomerang and Hyperlapse, sometimes inspired by competing ideas such as Stories, the latest result of Mark Zuckerberg's obsession with Snapchat.

By mimicking the ephemeral messaging platform, the mode introduced in August allows you to create mini stories with photos and videos strictly taken vertically and editable with writings and stickers. The clips obtained disappear from the social network after 24 hours, just as happens in the Evan Spiegel app that Zuckerberg has tried in vain to bring to his stable as he did with Instagram.

The failure to acquire for the CEO of Facebook is starting to get a reason: both users and advertisers on board Instagram continue to increase: The first 500 million, the second 500 thousand. Not bad, for the first six years of activity.


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