October 19, 2021
Instagram is an online social network for sharing photos and videos among its users, which allows you to apply digital filters and share them on a variety of social networking services such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr. Originally, a distinguishing feature was the limitation of photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid cameras, in contrast to the 16:9 aspect ratio typically used by mobile device cameras. However, since version 7.5, released in August 2015, media can be sent in any proportion. Videos were allowed on the network in June 2013 with a 15 second limit and a fixed resolution of 640x640; since July 2015, it's been possible to upload videos in 1080p, and it's also possible to publish recordings of up to 60 seconds, since January 2016.Instagram was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and launched in October 2010. The service quickly gained popularity, with over 100 million active users as of April 2012. Instagram is distributed through the Apple App Store, Google Play and Windows Phone Store. Support was originally only available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch; In April 2012 support for Android's with camera was added. Instagram third-party apps are available for BlackBerry 10 and Nokia Symbian devices. On October 22, 2013, during Nokia World in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Kevin Systrom confirmed that the official Instagram app would be available in the coming weeks for Windows Phone. On November 21, 2013, the official Instagram Beta for Windows Phone was released for Windows Phone 8 allowing the Windows Phone user to gain faster access to Instagram services, although the app is still in development with the lack of recording video and image capture through application. The service was acquired by Facebook in April 2012 for around $1 billion in cash and stock. Major celebrities can be sponsored to take a photo promoting a product. Kylie Jenner charges $1 million. Celebrities must let them know they have been paid so that the public is aware that they are advertising.