Instagram Social NetworkInstagram is a photo and video-sharing social networking service owned by Facebook, Inc.

With 700 million active users around the globe, Instagram has become one of the largest social networks in the world.

It network was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and launched in October 2010 exclusively on iOS. A version for Android devices was released a year and 6 months later, in April 2012, followed by a feature-limited website interface in November 2012, and apps for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 in April 2016 and October 2016 respectively.


The app allows users to upload photos and videos to the service, which can be edited with various filters, and organized with tags and location information. An account’s posts can be shared publicly or with pre-approved followers. Users can browse other users’ content by tags and locations, and view trending content. Users can “like” photos, and follow other users to add their content to a feed.



Instagram was founded in October, 2010.

More than 40 billion photos have been shared in the Instagram history.

Instagram was sold for $1 billion in 2012.

Currently, there is more than 4.2 billion number of Instagram likes per day.

Most followed Instagram user is Selena Gomez, with more than 113 million followers.

Around 95 millions photos is uploaded per a single day.

Instagram has been installed 1 billion times on the Google Play Store alone.

32% of all Internet users are on Instagram.

59% of internet users between the ages of 18 and 29 use Instagram.

When Instagram introduced videos, 5 million videos were uploaded in the first 24 hours.

Posts with at least one hashtag average 12.6% more engagement.

68% of Instagram users are Females.

More than 8 millions profiles on Instagram are business profiles.

8% is the reported percentage of Instagram accounts that are fake spam bots.

Instagram influencers are charging up to $100,000 for a sponsored post.

80% of Instagram users come from outside of the U.S.

14% of drivers admit checking Instagram while driving

At this point, 91% of Instagram posts that are photos.

77.6 million Instagram users are from US.

More than 1000 contact information details of high-profiles stars and celebrities was leaked on the dark web because of a bug in the Instagram security system in August 2017.

Overall, 38% of female internet users use Instagram and 26% of male internet users use Instagram

17% of teens say Instagram is the most important social media site.

Pizza is the most Instagrammed food globally, followed by Sushi.

Instagram videos get 2 times the engagement of photos than any other social media platform.

The most popular hashtags on Instagram are #Love, #Instagood, #Me, #Cute, and #Follow.