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Instagram is a social media app used for sharing photos and videos. It was founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and it was originally launched for iOS in October 2010. In April 2021, Facebook Inc. (now Meta) acquired Instagram. Today, the social media platform boasts more than 1 billion active users.

  • Released: 2010
  • Number of users: 1 billion
  • Highest-earning Instagram stars: Cristiano Ronaldo, followed by Dwayne Johnson, Ariana Grande, Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian
  • Most followed Instagram users: Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylie Jenner, Lionel Messi
  • Most-liked photo: A picture of an egg, which was posted by the account @world_record_egg; it was created with the purpose of breaking the previous record (18 million likes) on a photo posted by Kylie Jenner.

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