Things you didn't know of Instagram!

The photo-sharing site 'Instagram' now stands next to Facebook and Twitter in terms of popularity. Created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the app was launched in October 2010. However, Instagram gained popularity only in April 2012, with over 100 million active users.

Updated: May 28, 2016, 12:24 PM IST
Things you didn't know of Instagram!

New Delhi: The photo-sharing site 'Instagram' now stands next to Facebook and Twitter in terms of popularity. Created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the app was launched in October 2010. However, Instagram gained popularity only in April 2012, with over 100 million active users.

Here are some facts about the photo-sharing app:

Instagram is an online photo-sharing and video-sharing app that enables the users to click pictures, record videos and share it on the site. The users can also upload the photos and videos via Facebook, Twitter.

The app was first launched as an iPhone app on October 6, 2010. It made one million users by December 2010, which doubled in two years time.

Instagram release it's video-sharing function by June 2013 and then around 5 million videos were uploaded within the first 24 hours.

The Android version of the app was launched on April 3, 2013. Over one million times in less than 12 hours the app was downloaded since its release.

Instagrammers (as its users are fondly called) check their phone at least once a day but some of them check updates frequently. The addiction is such that often users get hooked to check or upload regular updates. The exclusive function of making any picture a 'favourite' makes one come back to the photo-sharing app.

Instagram has many features including the hash tags and the geo tag. Such as #love # instagood #instapic #tbt #follow #photo of the day #selfie are some of the popular hash tags.

Selfies are the latest 'in' thing for everyone. People fond of clicking cool selfies head straight away to Instagram. Many celebrities too have their account on the social networking tool and upload their photos for the fans to see.