Addicted to Instagram? Use the app daily for hours? From sharing your memorable pictures to fun stories, adding motivational quotes, short videos, or chatting with your friends in the DMs, have you ever wondered where and how the platform came in shape for you all? If yes, let’s find out.
The widely used picture sharing platform with billions of daily active users from all around the globe was created by a 27-year-old graduate from Stanford University, Kevin Systrom, in 2009. The very first web page created by Systrom was called Burbn, where the users could share their photos. The name Instagram is basically a combination of two different words, i.e., “Instant” and “Telegram.” The platform was created in 2009 but launched in 2010.
After two years of launch, Facebook bought the company for $1billion in 2012. The app was launched for iOS and Android devices so that every user can try the app. The company has no doubt worked really hard in order to gain popularity.
New updates every now and then were released, and as time passed, a small company became a tech giant, gaining billions of users. Instagram grew drastically in the previous 5-6 years and still growing at an uncontrollable pace. Instagram celebrated its 10th year of success with a bash, read more about it on Visualistan.com
For a detailed analysis of the daily average usage of the app and a lot more, head to the infographic attached below.
Infographic by: S9.uk