Who doesn’t love Instagram? At least we know about over 600 million users that eat and breath, and sleep for the photo sharing app! —ok, maybe that was a little over the top, but you know what we mean—. In just a few years, the popular platform has become one of the world’s most influential social networks. With high profile users like Selena Gomez—who has the most followers—Justin Bieber, Cristiano Ronaldo, the New England Patriots and even former president Barack Obama, it comes as no surprise that this is the place where trends are born and toss.
From a small San Francisco start-up, back in 2010, to one of Facebook’s most valuable acquisitions ever—they paid $1 billion for it—, Instagram is not-so-slowly but surely redefining the way people view, share, and enjoy posting pictures and clips. And both Systrom and Krieger—Instagram’s dad and… dad? — are keeping up the hard work to improve the whole Instagram experience and make it easier, and more fun and appealing for users. With numerous new features, like Instagram Stories, live video broadcasting and a slideshow maker—their most recent ones—Instagram has proven it is one of the top social media platforms in the world, and it is not going anywhere.
Yes, Instagram has only been around for 7 short years—compared to Facebook’s big 13—but it is making a big wave. Instagram is still on the rise and they will for sure grow in many aspects—read users, features, and, of course, profit. There’s still a lot of room for new ideas on Instagram, and not too long from now, we’ll all be witnesses of our favorite social media app’s success.