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How did we share pictures before Instagram? How did we view anything with an aspect ratio greater than 1:1? Photos were rectangles? That's just ... Well, not square. But we now live in an Instagram world. The app — which spent much of its early months as an iOS-only affair — quickly grew as a mobile-only service on which you could easily take and share photos, applying any number of filters (for better or worse) in the process.

How popular was Instagram? In just a year and a half, it went from inception in October 2010 to being purchased by Facebook in April 2012 for what at the time was a jaw-dropping $1 billion. (For more on that, read Kara Swisher's excellent piece in Vanity Fair.) Instagram has since gone tit-for-tat with Twitter, Vine and Snapchat, adding the ability to send a picture directly to another user, and the ability to record and share video.

Fast forward to today, and Instagram is a staple app on Android. It's how we share our lives. It's another way we communicate. And it's showing no signs of stopping.

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Instagram is getting five new photo filters!

Instagram will put in five more photo filters to its Android app. The filters are just part of the app's latest update that is scheduled to be released in the Google Play Store today. It's the first time in two years that new filters have been added to the app, In a blog post, Instagram stated...
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Instagram finally flips the switch on video ads, launching with big names on board

Instagram announced that it was bringing advertisements to users last year, and now the first full-on video ads are starting to arrive. The first ad spots, which land between eight and 15 seconds long, come from big names like Disney, Activision, Lancome, Banana Republic and CW, and are shown...
Instagram makes discovery easier, adds caption editing

Instagram makes discovery easier, adds caption editing

Instagram has updated to version 6.10, adding a new way to discover people to follow, along with caption editing. There are also some minor changes to icons, as well as faster search. Discovering new accounts to follow on Instagram is now easier thanks to a new tab in the Explore section....
Instagram hits 300 million monthly active users, adds verified accounts

Instagram hits 300 million monthly active users, adds verified accounts

Instagram has crossed the 300 million active monthly users line and is today adding support for verified users to the square photo social network. That 300 million threshold actually puts Instagram as having a larger monthly audience than Twitter, certainly explaining why Facebook was willing to...

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Instagram

Instagram is getting five new photo filters!

Instagram will put in five more photo filters to its Android app. The filters are just part of the app's latest update that is scheduled to be released in the Google Play Store today. It's the first time in two years that new filters have been added to the app, In a blog post, Instagram stated...
Instagram hits 300 million monthly active users, adds verified accounts

Instagram hits 300 million monthly active users, adds verified accounts

Instagram has crossed the 300 million active monthly users line and is today adding support for verified users to the square photo social network. That 300 million threshold actually puts Instagram as having a larger monthly audience than Twitter, certainly explaining why Facebook was willing to...
Instagram makes discovery easier, adds caption editing

Instagram makes discovery easier, adds caption editing

Instagram has updated to version 6.10, adding a new way to discover people to follow, along with caption editing. There are also some minor changes to icons, as well as faster search. Discovering new accounts to follow on Instagram is now easier thanks to a new tab in the Explore section....
Instagram

Instagram finally flips the switch on video ads, launching with big names on board

Instagram announced that it was bringing advertisements to users last year, and now the first full-on video ads are starting to arrive. The first ad spots, which land between eight and 15 seconds long, come from big names like Disney, Activision, Lancome, Banana Republic and CW, and are shown...
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Follow us on Instagram and get a chance to win 1 of 5 Lloyd hats!

As promised, we've got a handful of these sweet Lloyd hats (that should actually be their official name, perhaps) to give away. To enter: Just follow us on Instagram, then heart the heck out of our hat picture. That's it. We'll shut it down at noon EDT Friday, Aug. 15. Good luck!
A quick reminder: Follow us on Instagram!

A quick reminder: Follow us on Instagram!

Here's a quick heads up, folks, that we're posting more fun stuff to Instagram these days. And if you're an Instagram user — and we know a few of you are — it'd behoove you to follow us, as we're going to start up with weekly giveaways next week. We'll see you over there. Filter all the things...
Instagram Bolt

Instagram launches Bolt picture messaging service, but only in select countries

Following up less than a week after it prematurely let the cat out of the bag, Instagram's new messaging service, named Bolt, is now available for users in some countries. It's what can basically be described as a Snapchat clone, where you sign in and quickly send pictures back and forth between...
Instagram Bolt

Instagram may be working on one-touch photo messaging app called Bolt

A few Instagram users have received notifications to download a free app from the developers called Bolt, which is described cryptically as a one-tap photo messenger. That sounds an awful lot like Snapchat, though we'll have to wait to see if that's the case. Unfortunately the download link...
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Instagram adds bunch of new editing tools

Instagram 6.0 has hit the Google Play Store today, bringing with it some new photo editing features. The features include the ability to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and warmth. In addition, you can now selectively add filters to your photos, controlling the intensity of the change....
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Sony releases Instagram app extension for the SmartWatch 2

Sony has released an Instagram smart extension for its SmartWatch 2. This handy little app enables owners of the smartwatch to check through Instagram notifications, as well as friends' comments while on the move. New activities in the account feed will be pulled down, triggering a vibration-...

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