If you have Instagram, you're part of the 800 million active users,  300 million daily stories, 4.2 billion likes per day, and 40 billion photos shared. How did 1 phone app change the way people hold their phones and take photos? Watch Instagram's Origin Story and see how 2 men created a $1 billion dollar app. 

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger built and created Instagram in 8 weeks. Each quitting their jobs to make their idea come true, they had no idea if they would succeed or fail. But during a time when mobile applications were beginning to grow, they took a chance and went full in. 

Learning from the two, they both took an enormous risk in pursuit of an idea. Posting photos on social media with your phone sounds like such a simple idea, but their idea was so much more than that. They revolutionized the mobile phone industry showing the need for better cameras and stronger software to process photos. Before Instagram, a mediocre photo would do just fine. After Instagram, a well-taken photo is everything. 

Kevin Systrom graduated from Standford University. While in his undergraduates degree he interned at a tech start-up, Odeo, where he would eventually meet the founder of Twitter. During this time, he began to feel an itch; the entrepreneurial itch. He wanted to create something of his own. He quit his job from Google and devoted everything to his mobile app idea. Bringing aboard his good friend Mike Krieger, the duo spent a relentless 8 weeks building an app that would eventually be bought for $1 billion dollars by Facebook. 

Staying true to their original community, Instagram is still the number 1 photo sharing application. Everything from food, travel, beauty, and personal blogs can be seen on Instagram creating an entirely new community. 

The next time you open your Instagram app, just remember, Instant\ telegram = Instagram ;) 

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