Instagram launched in March of 2010, and was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion this week. Over 17 months, the company built itself up, gaining millions of users on iPhone and Android smartphones all around the world.
The below infographic shows the history of Instagram and how the company came to be where it is today. It is told in the most fitting way possible: through Instagram photos. Today, the app is used by 30 million people, and Facebook, the largest social network in the world, has taken it over. Check out this Visual.ly creation to see the complete timeline.