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How Instagram Started


Instagram is the largest-growing social-media
platform. It was a success right from the beginning
with over a million users only two months after it was launched. The story of Instagram is coming up. Instagram was developed in San Francisco by
Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. Systrom was working in marketing and started
doing engineering at night to help him learn how to code. He created a prototype app of an idea he originally
called Burbn, which allowed people to check-in where they are on their mobile web app. After meeting people who worked for venture
capitalist firms at a party, Systrom got them to agree to a meeting to discuss Burbn. After the first meeting, he quit his job and
two weeks later he had raised $500,000 from the firms. At this point, Systrom decided to find a team
to help him and Mike Krieger agreed to join. They decided that the app was very similar
to other already established mobile apps, so they pivoted to focus solely on communication
through images. They stripped out all the features from the
app except uploading photos, commenting and liking. It was renamed Instagram which referred to
the fact that users were sending a type of instant telegram. Instagram launched on 6th October 2010 and
its growth was nearly instantaneous. From a handful of users, it soon became the
number one photography app gathering 100,000 users in one week, increasing to 1 million
in two months. According to Kevin Systrom, the app itself
took only eight weeks to build but was a result of over a year of work behind it. It went on to be bought by Facebook for $1
billion in 2012. It now has over 600 million active users and
is still increasing quickly.

11 thoughts on “How Instagram Started

  1. Hi guys,

    Here is the first of 10 videos in the next 10 days. It's a new series about how some of today's most well known tech companies were founded, many of whom had young, entrepreneurial founders. The first company to be featured is Instagram. Enjoy.

  2. video and info is great. The only major problem is the sound. the sound quality is terrible. I suggest getting a good microphone. I suggest the Blue Yeti. It is cheap yet professional.

  3. Sorry but I dont really like this style ..
    Take your time and make the videos longer instead of this short ..
    I would like to know a little more insights about "how instagram started" 🙂

  4. love your videos,love the style,love your voice,why,because I can play all,and do something else and feel like I am listening to something that I can easily share in a conversation over a meal-shareable factor is important to me

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