Skip Nav
Tech Tips
The Easy Way to Block Contacts From Sending Messages or Calls
Humor
17 People Who Emoji Better Than You
Tech Tips
How to Create a Wedding Hashtag No One Else Will Have

Facebook Acquires Instagram

Mark Zuckerberg announced this morning that Facebook will acquire Instagram in an effort to build the best photo-sharing experience for its members, while simultaneously helping to grow Instagram's user base. This news comes on the heels of two big announcements from Instagram itself — a new Android app (which already has over a million users) and a round of funding from Sequoia Capital at a $500 million valuation.

Worried about changes to your favorite photography app? Not so fast. Zuckerberg says that Facebook will be "mindful about keeping and building on Instagram's strengths and features rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook." Essentially, Facebook will be growing Instagram independently of Facebook, allowing users to still post to other social networks, as well as friend and follow other Instagram users separately from Facebook.

What do you think about the news of this acquisition?

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
UXDesign UXDesign 5 years
Absolutely disappointing. I'll be sure to delete my account before the acquisition. Booo  
UXDesign UXDesign 5 years
Absolutely disappointing. I'll be sure to delete my account before the acquisition. Booo
Yotel New York City
Most Beautiful Kids' Toys
Hillary Clinton's Favorite Healthcare Meme
Giving Up Facebook Mom Groups
Embarrassing Things That Happen When Pregnant
Star Birthday Cakes
Math Puzzle Mistake
What Does the Government Spend Its Money On?
Wonder Woman Nail Art
Facebook Math Puzzle
From Our Partners
Latest Technology & Gadgets
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds