Roasted pumpkin seeds, candy corn, trick-or-treating at that one creepy house in your neighborhood, dogs developing a case of spaghetti legs the second they’re forced to wear a costume. What’s not to love about Halloween?! We’ve seen some great photos from our favorite spooky holiday on Instagram. In fact, there are over 130,000 images tagged with #halloween! Check out some of...
Team Tintype Portraits & SF InstaMeet
On Wednesday the Instagram team participated in the Worldwide InstaMeet at PhotoboothSF, the world’s only Tintype and Polaroid portrait studio. The entire Instagram team (along with 30 other Instagrammers, setting a record for the most Tintype portraits PhotoboothSF has done in one evening!) sat for portraits, which are now on display in our office. For those of you curious about what a...
Recap: October's Worldwide InstaMeet
Thanks to everyone around the world who participated in our third Worldwide InstaMeet! Instagrammers from Los Angeles to London and from Toronto to Melbourne organized meetups and got a chance to meet fellow Instagrammers in their area. We had a blast meeting members of the Instagram community at the San Francisco meetup and are already looking forward to the next Worldwide InstaMeet. In the...
It's Worldwide InstaMeet Day!
Today is Worldwide InstaMeet Day! Get together with other Instagrammers in your area by joining your city’s meetup. Don’t forget to tag your photos #instameet — we may feature your photo in our October InstaMeet recap later this week! Take a look at photos already shared from InstaMeets around the world. Manila InstaMeet Sydney InstaMeet Melbourne InstaMeet Offenburg, Germany...
Welcome to the Instagram Team, Amy Cole!
We’re excited to announce that Amy Cole (@amy) has joined as the 7th member of the Instagram team. Amy joins as the first member of our business operations team. Amy holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering and is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She’s been been an avid Instagram user since February 2011. When she’s not helping out at Instagram, Amy...
CMJ Music Marathon 2011
CMJ 2011 just ended and judging by the photos that have been hash-tagged with #CMJ there were tons of fantastic soon-to-be-discovered bands that performed! For those of you not familiar with the CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival, College Music Journal describes the event below: Over five nonstop days and nights, the world’s most important platform for the discovery of new music, CMJ Music...
Reminder: The Next Worldwide InstaMeet Is This...
The next Worldwide InstaMeet is this Wednesday, October 26th! If you haven’t already, go to meetup.com/instagram to find an InstaMeet in your area, then check out the InstaMeets page for tips on getting involved. Here’s a roundup of blog posts we’ve written to help you get involved and spread the word about your city’s meetup: Get Involved: Join Your City’s...
About Us: Food Trucks We Love
The Instagram office is nestled in San Francisco’s South Park neighborhood, and just across 3rd Street is an enclave called The Lunchbox, where food trucks take turns rotating in and out every day, providing us with one of the best lunch selections in the city. We know from the 1000+ #foodtruck photos on Instagram that some of you like food trucks as much as we do, and since we’re all...
Photo Tips: iOS 5 & The Rule of Thirds
If you want to create photos that are pleasing to the eye then listen up! There’s a wonderful photography rule of thumb, known as the rule of thirds, that can make your composition more interesting. What is the rule of thirds? Divide a photo into nine squares using two horizontal lines and two vertical lines. Anything of importance should be placed along the lines or at their...
InstaMeet: On Your Meetup Day
The next Worldwide InstaMeet is just a week away! As you prepare for your city’s meetup, we’d like to remind you about a few simple things that may be helpful on meetup day. Keep it simple: The goal is to get other Instagrammers together and talking, so meeting in a bar or park is a great option for your first meetup. There’s always time to organize more elaborate meetups! ...
Photos by pace, ark_one, johnnylawless, shitijnigam, majasuave, lilithfire, joelle_eid, carlos_pacheco, andreitaf, preetalina, gandolphoto, yofreddy, rinker & alipoppa.
How to Spread The Word about Your City's InstaMeet
The next Worldwide InstaMeet is coming up on Wednesday, October 26. Check out our InstaMeets page to find out how to get involved. Help spread the word about your city’s meetup by sharing an InstaMeet invitation! Here are some tips to make sure as many Instagrammers in your area know when and where to go on meetup day. Step 1: Design Your Invitation There are plenty of apps that make it...
Instagram v2.0.2, Twitter & iOS 5
If you’ve updated your iPhone to the latest version of iOS 5.0 you may have noticed the awesome Twitter integration capabilities located in the Settings application. The recent update of Instagram, version 2.0.2 (iTunes link), takes advantage of this integration in a few ways. The biggest change is that you can now share another user’s photo to any of your Twitter accounts! Just tap...
Check out these fantastic photos that use Valencia, one of the new filters added in v2.0, for the last installment of our hash-tagged filter feature. You can check out more images posted under the #valencia tag from Profile > Search Instagram > Tags. Photos by timbenedict, dindacandra, lumierevc, explicitrockr, oscardelamora, reniseblack, yannoufunky, gunhp, everhard83,...
Happy birthday to sculptor Alberto Giacometti, who would be 110 today. In his honor, here’s a collection of photos shared on Instagram tagged #giacometti. Photos by samois, borgesian_unreality, 58northphotography, kentansg, oysterpots, yosko_bcn, troisx, helka & missziss. Special thanks to the SF MoMA for reminding us of Giacometti’s birthday!
Worldwide InstaMeet: Meetup Ideas
The next Worldwide InstaMeet is Wednesday, October 26. Want to get involved? Learn how by visiting our InstaMeets page. Wondering what to do when you meet up in-person with other Instagrammers in your area? Here are some ideas! Meet at a bar or park: Start casually and discuss your favorite filters and photo techniques with other Instagrammers in a bar, park or other public setting. ...
Getting Nostalgic with Instagram
Do you remember when you posted your first Instagram photo? Have you gone back through your timeline to those photos you snapped with Instagram from your vacation 4 months ago? In the last year we’ve seen over 10 million users register for Instagram and over 250 million photos shared. Take a walk down memory lane with these third-party sites that give you a look into your Instagram past. IG...
Instagram: One Year Later
One year ago today, at 12:30am, we launched Instagram to the world. To say we’re amazed by what has happened since would be an understatement. Nearly 50,000 people sign up each and every day to become part of the world’s most vibrant photo community – creating a catalog of imagery that allows us to explore the world in ways never thought possible. Instagram has opened up a view to the...
Innovative Uses of Instagram
The Vaccines – Wetsuit Instagram Video The indie rock band The Vaccines asked their fans to submit their summer music festival photos through Instagram using the hashtag #vaccinesvideo for a chance to be featured in their new video. The result is an entirely crowdsourced video loaded with Instagram photos. Instagram Wheatpaste Philadelphia artists Casey Catelli and Mike Smith wanted to do...
We found some amazing photos that use Hudson, one of the new filters that was created by popular Instagram user Cole Rise for Instagram v2.0, for the third installment of our hash-tagged filter feature. You can check out more images posted under the #hudson tag from Profile > Search Instagram > Tags. Photos by yosimako, sikasep, herbertschroer, fantinel, tombeck1,...
What’s New in V2.0.1
Good news! Instagram v2.0.1 is now available in the App Store! This release is a minor update from 2.0 that fixes many of the main issues that users reported, but also includes some big new features as well: Better Location Support for Photos We’ve heard loud and clear that users want better location support in Instagram. Today, we’re releasing two major upgrades to location support: 1) Photos...
@tylerturtle @joey @joey @rowdydugan @bexfinch @whiskeycommons @carlsturgess Want to see more?Check out more #fromwhereibike photos. And if you want to add a photo to the collection, include #fromwhereibike in a comment on your photo — just don’t forget to wear a helmet when...