Facebook simply purchased Instagram for $1 billion in money and also supply.
How Does Instagram Work with Facebook
Instagram is a mobile-only photo-sharing application. It grew from 1 million customers in January 2011 to 15 million in December 2011. It has 30 million customers currently.
What's excellent regarding it is that it is very quick - specifically compared to Facebook.
With the Facebook iPhone app, there are 6 screens a user needs to go via before a user can actually take an image. With Instagram, there is one.
In February, we explained Instagram as the biggest danger to Facebook.
Mark Zuckerberg just announced the information on Facebook:
I'm delighted to share the information that we have actually agreed to acquire Instagram which their talented team will certainly be signing up with Facebook.
For several years, we have actually focused on building the best experience for sharing pictures with your friends and family. Currently, we'll have the ability to function much more very closely with the Instagram team to additionally supply the best experiences for sharing beautiful mobile images with individuals based on your interests.
Our company believe these are various experiences that complement each other. Yet in order to do this well, we require to be mindful concerning maintaining and also improving Instagram's staminas and functions as opposed to just trying to incorporate everything right into Facebook.
That's why we're dedicated to structure as well as growing Instagram separately. Countless individuals worldwide enjoy the Instagram app and the brand name related to it, and also our objective is to assist spread this application as well as brand to much more individuals.
We think the fact that Instagram is attached to various other services beyond Facebook is an integral part of the experience. We plan on keeping functions like the capability to upload to various other socials media, the capacity to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the capacity to have fans as well as comply with people independently from your pals on Facebook.
These and many other attributes are necessary parts of the Instagram experience as well as we understand that. We will attempt to gain from Instagram's experience to build similar functions into our other products. At the same time, we will certainly attempt to aid Instagram remain to expand by using Facebook's strong design group and facilities.
This is a crucial landmark for Facebook due to the fact that it's the very first time we've ever gotten an item and also business with so many users. We do not intend on doing much more of these, if any type of at all. But giving the best photo sharing experience is one reason so many people enjoy Facebook and we knew it would certainly deserve bringing these two companies with each other.
We're looking forward to working with the Instagram team as well as to all of the great new experiences we're going to have the ability to construct together.