The Ins and Outs of Instagram

Learning about Instagram.

Um Khaloodie

So what is it?

Instagram is a free photo sharing program launched in October 2010 that allows users to take a photo, apply a digital filter to it, and then share it on a variety of social networking services, including Instagram’s own network.

A distinctive feature confines photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images, in contrast to the 4:3 aspect ratio typically used by mobile device cameras.

Instagram was initially supported on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch; in April 2012, the company added support for Android camera phones running 2.2 Froyo or higher. It is distributed via the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

On April 12, 2012, Facebook acquired the company and its 13 employees for approximately $1 billion in cash and stock, with plans to keep it independently managed.

Instagram now has Over 30 million users.

I love the search feature. You can search by…

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