Celebrating Instagram’s 11th Anniversary: ​​Insta’s Evolution Since 2010

Instagram, happy anniversary! Can you imagine that Instagram has been around for over a decade? To stay in the spotlight, you need to change, as time goes on. And the platform has achieved just that. It was founded on October 6, 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger as a photo and video sharing social networking service. It certainly turned heads, with around a million active monthly users in just 2 months. Today, October 6, 2021, marks the 11th anniversary of Instagram. Now, in 2021, it has become our daily social network. So let’s take a look at the evolution of Instagram.

Instagram has more than 1.2 billion active users. With more than 50.8% female users and 49.2% male users. The maximum number of users on Insta are from India and the US. Also, 70% of them are under 35 years of age.

Now let’s take a step back and see how far the service has come since October 2010.

Instagram 11th Anniversary
Celebrating Instagram's 11th Anniversary: ​​Insta's Evolution Since 2010

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October 2010

The Instagram app launched today, racking up 25,000 people in one day. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom posted the first Insta photo of his golden retriever lying in a taco cart with the caption “Proof.”


Instagram uses hashtags to make it easier for users to find each other’s photos. To allow material to stand out and attract interested people, the app encourages people to make tags that are unique and meaningful, rather than tagging basic phrases like “image.” #love is the most popular hashtag on Instagram.


Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and founder of Facebook, acquires Instagram for a billion dollars, ignoring the indication that the company had no income and only 13 workers.


Do you remember a time when the program simply allowed you to post photos? When Insta introduced the ability to post movies up to 15 seconds long, everything changed. Instagram has added a direct message (DM) feature that allows users to send photos, videos, and messages to another Ig account. Insta reported that its DM feature surpassed 200 million daily users just 7 months after launch.


Additional features have been introduced for editing. This enhancement to the photo editing area allows you to change visual features such as color, contrasts, highlights and depths, as well as apply Insta effects, just within the app.

Instagram 11th Anniversary
Celebrating Instagram's 11th Anniversary: ​​Insta's Evolution Since 2010


Instagram now allows marketers to run 30-second ads in the feed, which is more than double the 15-second limit for consumers.


Instagram has launched its own form of Instagram Stories. Including more than 500 million daily uses, Instagram Stories has become one of the most important parts of the app. Insta has launched shoppable tags to pave the way for e-commerce. Shopping items can now be tagged in news posts by businesses. When a customer clicks on the tag, they will be redirected to the product’s website to verify the product and cost, as well as the ability to purchase it. Instagram Live is now available, allowing people to go live for about 1 hour.


Carousels are the perfect complement for indecisive users because they allow you to publish up to 10 types of content in a single mini album post.


With the introduction of IGTV, Instagram puts more emphasis on video. After surpassing 800 million monthly active users in September 2017, Insta hits a big milestone, reaching 1 billion users worldwide.


The app’s experiment in protecting similar audience counts has expanded globally. As part of a broader effort to further improve user satisfaction.


Instagram has launched Reels, a short video feature that allows users to create and share short, funny videos up to 30 seconds long. This feature was for racing tik tok.


When children under the age of 16 sign up for Instagram for the first time, they will be given a private account; By default, the new version of Insta is all about text translations in Insta stories.

Instagram will now offer you a “See Translation” prompt whenever you see a story with writing overlay in a language other than the one you’ve specified in your app. Users will get a translation panel after tapping on the option. It can be used in 90 different languages. added a new feature that will change the way you view your stories and reels.

There is nothing stopping Instagram from being the most important app. In the coming years, we will see it grow and expand further.

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