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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 starts rolling out higher-quality images for its Android app

Instagram starts rolling out higher-quality images for its Android app

Instagram will now display photos at a higher resolution inside its mobile apps. Previously displayed at a resolution of 640x640, Instagram will soon show users their photos at 1080x1080. The rollout is currently in progress and seems to be limited, for the moment, to the Android and iPhone apps...
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Instagram pics now share beautifully on Google+

We're usually pretty quick to point out when things are broken. And so we should strive to be just as fast to point out when they're fixed. And while I don't know exactly when Instagram posts began sharing properly on Google+ — chances are it's been working longer than I realize, a fact someone...
Layout is like collages, but built into Instagram

Instagram's Layout collaging app has arrived on Android

Layout, an app for Instagram that makes it easy to build an image collage, is coming today to Android. First launched for iPhone back in March, Layout is a relatively straightforward app: select the images you want to include, pick a grid, make a few tweaks, and then save it and sent it out to...
Instagram starts rolling out search on the web

Instagram starts rolling out search for its web version

Instagram has started rolling out a new search feature on its website. Search allows you to find people, places, and hashtags. Both geotags and hashtags will hyperlink to location or hashtag pages, and you can quickly find top posts for either your chosen location or tag. Instagram's web...

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Instagram starts rolling out search on the web

Instagram starts rolling out search for its web version

Instagram has started rolling out a new search feature on its website. Search allows you to find people, places, and hashtags. Both geotags and hashtags will hyperlink to location or hashtag pages, and you can quickly find top posts for either your chosen location or tag. Instagram's web...
Instagram starts rolling out higher-quality images for its Android app

Instagram starts rolling out higher-quality images for its Android app

Instagram will now display photos at a higher resolution inside its mobile apps. Previously displayed at a resolution of 640x640, Instagram will soon show users their photos at 1080x1080. The rollout is currently in progress and seems to be limited, for the moment, to the Android and iPhone apps...
Instagram

Instagram adds new location search options along with trending photo features

Instagram is updating its app to include more search options, along with an improved way to explore and find photos. Users of Instagram should find some new options when they download the latest version of the photo sharing app in the Google Play Store. It will include some new search features,...
Layout is like collages, but built into Instagram

Instagram's Layout collaging app has arrived on Android

Layout, an app for Instagram that makes it easy to build an image collage, is coming today to Android. First launched for iPhone back in March, Layout is a relatively straightforward app: select the images you want to include, pick a grid, make a few tweaks, and then save it and sent it out to...
Instagram adds emoji support for hashtags

Instagram adds emoji support for hashtags, along with three new filters

Instagram is allowing emojis to work within hashtags as part of its latest update, along with adding three new filters for the popular photo sharing app. Emojis can now be added to Instagram posts via hashtags, and users can tap on them in captions. Users can also search for them on the Explore...
Instagram brings more customization options to Android with Colors and Fade

Instagram brings more customization options to Android with Colors and Fade

Instagram has added Colors and Fade options to the Android app, ahead of iOS, which gives you even more customization options. As though there was any shortage of filters and options to change the look of your selfies or food pictures, Instagram has added two new options to the app. Color and...
Instagram on Google+

Instagram pics now share beautifully on Google+

We're usually pretty quick to point out when things are broken. And so we should strive to be just as fast to point out when they're fixed. And while I don't know exactly when Instagram posts began sharing properly on Google+ — chances are it's been working longer than I realize, a fact someone...
Facebook

Facebook and Instagram experience denial of service attack, outage [Update: Restored!]

Update: Both social networks are now functional again. If you can't access them in your region just yet, hold tight. Services are being restored. Facebook and Instagram, the popular social network and it's photo-centric sub-division, are currently experiencing a denial of service attack that's...
Instagram begins beta testing program on Android

Instagram begins beta testing program on Android

If you consider yourself an Instagram connoisseur and want to be on the bleeding edge of future updates (read: filters) to the network, the company just took the wraps off of its beta program for Android. The photo-sharing network made the announcement via Twitter earlier this evening:...
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Timehop for Android: Throwback Thursday made simple

The ghosts of social media past return You may have noticed an app popping up in a lot of throwback posts of late called Timehop. Timehop is an app with a very specific purpose: it digs up your social media posts from years ago and presents them to you on their anniversaries. While the primary...

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