DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that there are over 40 billion photos shared on Instagram since it was founded in 2010? This photo and video-sharing app was founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in 2010. During that year, the app was only available to iOS users since it was first released in App Store. It was in 2012 when Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion in cash. It was also in 2012 when the Instagram app was released in Google Play Store for Android users, and on the same day it was released, it has been recorded that the app was downloaded by a million users in less than a day. In 2017, a record shows that there are 800 million active Instagram users monthly.
Selena Gomez, an American singer and actress, is the most followed Instagram user and celebrity, having over 137 million followers as of May 2018. In February 2018, Kylie Jenner set the record for the most liked photo on Instagram when she posted a picture of her daughter with a caption of her daughter's name. Her post has gained almost 18 million likes, beating Cristiano Ronaldo's post in November 2017 which has 11 million likes. Because of the popularity of Instagram, several app developers have created an app that allows Instagram users to gain likes. Since it is also known as a video-sharing app, there are also numerous apps that let users download Instagram videos. Instagram Story is also one of the app's main features, and there are more than 300 million users who use this feature daily.