AMAZING Facts About INSTAGRAM!You know, back in the day, Instagram was mostly used for pictures of our food, but now it's mostly duck faces. Look how far we've come. Seriously though, Instagram is one of the most popular social networking sites in the world with over one hundred million active users, and chances are you're one of them. But how much do you really know about it? Well, in this Facts in 5, I'm going to explain everything that you need to know about Instagram in five minutes or less, And trust me, there are things that you definitely didn't know about this website that are probably going to surprise you. So, let's jump right in. This is Facts in 5, all about Instagram.
what is Instagram?
Instagram is a photo and video sharing mobile service that allows users to share everything from their child's first steps to what they eat for breakfast. One of the features that made this social networking app stand out was the number of filters that could be added to pictures. You know, like, Hudson 1977 and Mayfair. However, the most popular filter is actually normal which means adding no filter at all. Initially, images were restricted to being square in shape, sort of a tip of that hat to the old Polaroid-style of pictures, but that all changed in August 2015 when users were allowed to capture pictures in almost any aspect ratio that their camera could. So, now you can upload in extra wide and extra vertical.
Who exactly uses Instagram?
Everybody from A-list celebrities to royalty to that guy who collects things out of your garbage can seems to be on Instagram. Companies have found the platform to be ideal for showing off their goods and services, taking advantage of the app in every single way they can. Marketing research has found that 90% of users are under the age of 35. 68% of which are women and 70% of all users check the app at least once a day. Currently, the celebrity with the most selfies is Kylie Jenner with over 450 because you just had to know that while Taylor Swift is the most followed celebrity on Instagram. As of the time of this recording, she has just under 69 million followers.
Where is Instagram used?
Today, when it comes to mobile phone users, Instagram has more active users than twitter does. Though it was created and launched in the United States, only 40% of Instagram's total users live in the United States. Alongside the states, Brazil and Japan round out the top three countries with the most users. Worldwide, brands have flocked to Instagram with Nike breaking through as the most followed global brand with just under 39 million followers.
When was Instagram created?
Instagram was founded in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. It was originally launched as an iPhone app on April 6, 2010, and Instagram hit one million users within 30 days of its launch. This was a feat that other sites just couldn't ignore. Recognizing the incredible value of the app, Facebook purchased Instagram in April 2012. The social networking giant spent nearly a billion dollars for the company that had a mere 13 employees at the time of the purchase. Only one year later on April 3, 2013, the android version of Instagram was launched to an incredible success, seeing over one million downloads in less than 12 hours. Another update done in June 2013 allowed users to upload videos with durations up to 15 seconds to their accounts. In less than 24 hours of that change, over five million videos were uploaded.
Why is Instagram so popular?
With hundreds of millions of users, it must come into question why Instagram is as popular as it is. Well, the first reason is pretty simple. It's free. Whether you're uploading to your profile or just creeping around other users, it's completely free on all platforms. Also, it's and obvious outlet for creativity and social interaction. Instead of tweeting about how cool your new car is, you can show your friends through images. It's also the biggest outlet for the famous selfie. Of course, a picture taken by yourself of yourself. There are actually well over 60 million photos uploaded to Instagram with the #selfie which along with #love, #me, #beautiful, and tbt are the most popular hashtags.
Bonus fact, the filter that earns the most likes and comments is Mayfair. And 83% of all posts contain hashtags.