Through Instagram, users can share magnificent photos and at the same time engage followers and targeted audience. Instagram photos often tell so much about the person – their daily activities, moods and outlook. Their creative side is also revealed through Instagram.
As the number one photo social platform Instagram reached a milestone of 300 million monthly active users, it announced the introduction of verified badges for celebrities, athletes and popular brands.
The verified badge will allow users to easily find and connect with authentic accounts. Instagram is undoubtedly the most popular photo sharing app with more than 70 million photos posted daily.
Instagram was launched on October 6, 2010 as an exclusive app available for iOS devices. After more than two months, its community has reached one million users. On March 2011, it sponsored the first worldwide Instameet, a real-life, offline gathering of Instagrammers or Instagram users in different parts of the globe. And on April 2012, Instagram joined the Facebook family.
Now, it boasts of 300 million monthly active users with more than 30 billion photos shared and 2.5 million daily likes. More than 70% of Instagram users are outside the U.S.
No need to be a professional photographer when using Instragram. Just use its filters and you’re good to go. If you think that Instagram’s settings and features are limited, make use of third-party apps like photo editor, red eye reduction, tilt shift, textured filters, add typography and more.
In the past months, Instagram introduced the following developments:
December 2013 – introduction of Instagram Direct
March 2014 – Unveiling of faster and sleeker Instagram for Android
June 2014 – Introduction of Creative Tools
August 2014 – Instagram Hyperlapse
November 2014 – Discovery and Caption Editing