Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them either publicly or privately on the app, as well as through a variety of other social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Flickr.
During an interview with Women's Wear Daily (WWD), White cited "the sophistication of cameras on smartphones as one reason for ushering in the transformative change", and she used her observation of the replacement of large cameras with mobile smartphones during a fashion show as an example.
On November 21, 2013, the official Instagram Beta for Windows Phone was released to Windows Phone 8 to allow Windows Phone users faster access to Instagram services; although, at the time of release, the app was still under development.
paid for Flickr in 2005, prompted Instagram to issue a statement retracting the controversial terms; regardless, the issue resulted in the loss of a portion of Instagram's user-base, as former users switched to other photo-sharing services, which reported an increase in usage.
Following Emily White's appointment to the position of chief operating officer in March 2013, she stated in September 2013 that the company should be ready to begin selling advertising by September 2014 as a way to generate business from a popular entity that had not yet created profit for its parent company.
58 photographs were being uploaded and a new user was being gained each second.
The total number of photographs uploaded had exceeded one billion.
On May 11, 2016, Instagram updated its app design with thinner icons and a pinker, more abstract logo.
On October 13, 2016, Instagram published a desktop client for the first time on Windows 10, which can be downloaded via the Windows Store.
The company's Global Head of Business and Brand Development—a new position for Instagram—was announced in mid-August 2014.