Instagram, the popular photo sharing network was acquired by Facebook today. Mark Zuckerberg explains in a blog post about the acquisition and makes it clear that Instagram will live on independently.
Instagram is an exclusive iOS app until recently, they introduced Android app few days back. Instagram grow quite remarkably adding nearly 30 million users being just an iPhone app.
I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook.
We believe these are different experiences that complement each other. But in order to do this well, we need to be mindful about keeping and building on Instagram’s strengths and features rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook.
That’s why we’re committed to building and growing Instagram independently. Millions of people around the world love the Instagram app and the brand associated with it, and our goal is to help spread this app and brand to even more people.
from Instagram blog
Itâ€™s important to be clear that Instagram is not going away. Weâ€™l be working with Facebook to evolve Instagram and build the network. Weâ€™ll continue to add new features to the product and find new ways to create a better mobile photos experience.
The Instagram app will still be the same one you know and love. Youâ€™ll still have all the same people you follow and that follow you.Youâ€™ll still be able to share to other social networks. And youâ€™ll still have all the other features that make the app so fun and unique.