11 Things You Didn’t Know About Instagram

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Who founded Instagram? What is the most popular picture? What was the first picture?

 

Yes, we were wondering all of those things too. Here are the answers:

11 Things You Didn't Know About Instagram

 

1. Instagram was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger

2. The name Instagram comes from ‘instant’ and ‘telegram’

3. Instagram launched on October 6th 2010 and gained 25,000 users on the same day!

4. Instagram gained 30 million iPhone users in 18 months

5. Over 40 billion photos have been shared on Instagram

6. 80 million photos are shared on Instagram everyday

7. Instagram for Google Android gained 1 million users in a single day

8. Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook all wanted to buy Instagram even though it generated no revenue

9. Venture capitalists valued Instagram at $500 million, Mark Zuckerberg paid $1 billion

10. The first picture on Instagram was posted by @kevin and was of his dog

11. The most popular Instagram photo ever is of Selena Gomez with 5.9 million likes

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Hannah is a passionate fan of modernist literature and can usually be found curled up with a cat and a book, a steaming mug of tea within reach. Though she tolerates living on land, Hannah feels most at home underwater SCUBA diving, hoping to see turtles.

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