9 years have passed since the acquisition of Instagram by the giant Facebook. The transfer, which took place on April 9, 2012 and was carried out for 1,000 million dollars, had a very positive impact on the development and future of this social network.
Over time the social network evolved positively, but it was not until its acquisition by Facebook that it reaches its current great success thanks to the improvements and new functions that have been implemented. Currently, Instagram has more than 1,000 million users and is classified as one of the fastest growing social networks in recent years.
4 improvements implemented after the acquisition.
Some will not understand Instagram without all the functionalities that it currently offers, but it must be remembered that there was a time when some of these options were not part of the platform.
Here are some of the most successful:
Tags : It was in May 2013 when Instagram offered its users the ability to tag other people or brands in their posts.
Direct messages : At the end of that same year, “Instagram Direct” was introduced, with this new addition, users could send private messages to other users, including images and videos.
Instagram Stories : In 2016 the function of publishing photos and videos is integrated with a great variety of filters and different designs, but with a duration limit of 24 hours.
IGTV : It is one of the last tools that the social network has incorporated. It was incorporated in 2018 and allowed users to make long videos, longer than 1 minute and broadcast live.