The Instagram basics

Instagram's name comes from "instant camera" and "telegram" - so the clue is in the name! Get taking those snapshots and share them with the world!

It's not just for photos; videos can be shared too. Amaze your followers with your impressive attempts at doing kickflips in your yard.

Instagram now lets you tell "stories" - going on a worldwide vacation? Instagram it and let your followers be green with envy as they read how you just tried real sushi in Japan!

The Instagram facts

Instagram has around 700 million users!

It is available in 33 languages!

It was initially released in 2010.

By 2015, there were over 40 billion photos on the service (39.5 billion of them were probably of cats though)!

There are over a million advertisers using the Instagram platform!

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