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Welcome to the Instagram blog! See how Instagrammers are capturing and sharing the world's moments through photo and video features, user spotlights, tips and news from Instagram HQ.

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Behind the InstaMeet: Grammin’ the ‘dam with @p_d_y

In this series, we hear from the Instagrammers organizing InstaMeets in different parts of the world. To view more photos and videos from Amsterdam’s Worldwide InstaMeet, browse the #giveadam2014 hashtag and follow @p_d_y on Instagram.

For Phil Yisrael (@p_d_y), an Amsterdam Instagrammer originally from Sydney, Australia, InstaMeets helped him make friends and meet people in the Netherlands. In May, he assembled a team to organize an InstaMeet in Amsterdam focused on bringing people together across the Netherlands and further afield in Northern Europe. Over the course of the weekend, more than 150 Instagrammers came together for one of the biggest InstaMeets the country has seen.

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Roundup of Worldwide InstaMeet 9

Did you participate in Worldwide InstaMeet 9 this weekend? We want to hear about it! Tell us more here.

The 9th Worldwide InstaMeet (#WWIM9) took place this weekend and was by far the most international InstaMeet to date! From Karachi to Moldova to Yokohama, thousands of Instagrammers gathered together to make photos and connect around a shared passion for capturing the world’s moments. Many communities got especially creative with their group shots, such as NYC, Barcelona, and Shanghai. Thank you all for making the Instagram community such an extraordinary place full of imaginative, dedicated and compassionate individuals who inspire us everyday!

Here is a sampling of some of the InstaMeets from this weekend that caught our eye:

To see more photos from these and other InstaMeets around the world, explore the #WWIM9 hashtag.

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This Weekend: #WWIM9

For more information on how to find a group of Instagrammers near you, visit http://www.meetup.com/Instagram. After your meet has taken place, don’t forget to tell us about it through this form.

We’re putting the Weekend Hashtag Project on hold this weekend. Instead, we’re challenging people around the world to participate in the ninth Worldwide InstaMeet! Get together with a few close friends and explore or meet some new friends by joining a larger group in your local Instagram community. Share your best photographs and videos from the walk with the #WWIM9 hashtag for a chance to be featured on our blog Monday morning! Be sure to also include in your caption the location where your event took place along with the unique hashtag you’ve chosen for your InstaMeet.

Once you’ve had your meet, don’t forget to tell us about it here: Tell Us About Your InstaMeet.

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Counting Down to Worldwide InstaMeet 9

For more information on finding InstaMeets to join for #WWIM9 or how to host your own, visit our InstaMeets page.

Got plans this weekend? Join us May 17-18 for Worldwide InstaMeet 9 (#WWIM9)! This is one of the best ways to meet fellow Instagrammers in your city and share your experience with the global Instagram community.

There is still time to join an existing InstaMeet or organize your own at meetup.com/instagram. Find inspiration and more details at instagram.com/instameets.

Make sure to tag your photos and videos with the #WWIM9 hashtag to share your InstaMeet with the world!

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#WWIM9 is Two Weeks Away!

Worldwide InstaMeet 9 (#WWIM9) is just two weeks away!

From Melbourne to Manitoba, hundreds of InstaMeets for the weekend of May 17-18 have already been planned all around the globe. Join an existing InstaMeet or organize your own at meetup.com/instagram.

Visit instagram.com/instameets for helpful tips and tricks, and find inspiration by exploring past meet-ups.

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Announcing Worldwide InstaMeet 9: May 17-18

For more information on how to find a group of Instagrammers near you, visit meetup.com/Instagram and be sure to keep an eye on our InstaMeets page.

The dates are set for the next Worldwide InstaMeet! On May 17-18, join fellow Instagrammers around the world to celebrate #WWIM9. We’re announcing a month in advance to give you lots of time to plan or find an event in your area. Pick a time, a location, a unique hashtag and invite your Instagram friends to come along for a day of making photos and videos! For a really large meet-up, team up with a few other organizers and announce the event to your communities together on your Instagram feeds.

If you need a little inspiration, take a look at past InstaMeets and check out the Behind the InstaMeet series for practical tips on organizing a meet-up of your own!

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Did you participate in an InstaMeet this weekend? We want to hear about it! Tell us more here.

This past weekend, Instagrammers around the world gathered together to explore, capture moments and share them on Instagram. From simultaneous InstaMeets planned at ‘twin’ bridges in Lisbon, Portugal, and San Francisco, USA, (#twinbridgesmeet) to the first known InstaMeet in Guatemala (#chasingwaterfallsim), this has been the most global Worldwide Instameet to date! To get a peek at what it’s like to attend an InstaMeet, browse the photos and videos on the hashtag pages for these cities:

To see photos from these and other InstaMeets around the world, explore the #WWIM8 hashtag.

Want to host your own InstaMeet? Be sure to check out our blog post with tips on how to organize and throw a great event.

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This Weekend: #WWIM8

For more information on how to find a group of Instagrammers near you, visit http://www.meetup.com/Instagram and be sure to keep an eye on our InstaMeets page.

We’re putting the Weekend Hashtag Project on hold this weekend. Instead, we’re challenging people around the world to participate in the eighth Worldwide InstaMeet! Grab a few good friends or meet up with a larger group in your area and share your best photographs and videos from the walk with the #WWIM8 hashtag for a chance to be featured on our blog Monday morning! Be sure to include the name of the location where your event took place along with your InstaMeet’s unique designated hashtag in your caption.

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Get Involved in the Eighth Worldwide InstaMeet This Weekend

For more information on how to find a group of Instagrammers near you, visit meetup.com/Instagram and be sure to keep an eye on our InstaMeets page.

This weekend (January 11-12), we’re challenging Instagrammers across the globe to participate in the eighth Worldwide InstaMeet! On Saturday or Sunday, find an InstaMeet near you by going to meetup.com/instagram or arrange a location and time to meet up with some Instagram friends. Shoot photos and videos together and share them on Instagram with a unique hashtag.

If you need some tips about how to get involved and spread the word of your local meetup, here are some helpful links:

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Are you participating in an InstaMeet soon? Let us know by sending us a note through Tumblr.

Last weekend, Instagrammers around the world gathered together to explore, capture moments and share them on Instagram. To get a peek at what it’s like to attend an InstaMeet, browse the photos on each city’s hashtag page:

Want to host your own InstaMeet? Be sure to check out our blog post with tips on how to organize and throw a great event.