Instagram (IG) is a social networking platform based around sharing photos and videos. Launched in October 2010, Instagram gave users a series of filters that could be used to alter photos and the concept quickly gained popularity. Instagram continues to evolve and now includes ‘Stories,’ ‘IGTV’ and tools for monetization. Instagram was acquired by Facebook in April 2012.

When was Instagram created?

Instagram launched on October 6, 2010 and became the number 1 photography app available. Instagram ranked 100,000 users within 1 week and had 1 million users in 2 months. Instagram was developed by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger in San Francisco. The app took 8 weeks to build, but was the result of 1 year of work.

How do you delete your Instagram account?

Delete your Instagram account by going to the Delete Your Account page on a web browser. You can’t delete your account within the app. Choose the reason why you are deleting your account and then enter your password to confirm. Afterwards, click on Permanently Delete My Account.

How does Instagram work?

Instagram is a social network made specifically for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone. Instagram allows user to post photos or videos that will be displayed on the user’s profile and on other users feed. You can interact with other users by liking their photos, following them, being followed by them, commenting, liking, tagging, and private messaging.

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Instagram Feed Video - Landscape
Illustrated dimensions of Instagram Feed Landscape Videos measured with height and width

Landscape Instagram Feed Videos are horizontal videos that users or brands can organically post to their Instagram feed. Landscape videos are typically the least likely to of all video orientations to get used on Instagram. Landscape video can bring the look and feel of a previously recorded cinematic video and offer a creative presentation.

Instagram Feed Landscape Videos have a height of 608 px and width of 1080 px for an aspect ratio of 1.91:1. Landscape Instagram Feed Videos support MP4 (recommended) and MOV formats with a maximum file size of 100 MB. Video durations between 3-60 seconds are supported. Feed posts have a 2200 character maximum, but 125 characters are recommended.

Landscape Instagram Feed Videos are horizontal videos that users or brands can organically post to their Instagram feed. Landscape videos are typically the least likely to of all video orientations to get used on Instagram. Landscape video can bring the look and feel of a cinematic experience.

Instagram Feed Landscape Videos have a height of 608 px and width of 1080 px for an aspect ratio of 1.91:1. Landscape Instagram Feed Videos support MP4 (recommended) and MOV formats with a maximum file size of 100 MB. Video durations between 3-60 seconds are supported. Feed posts have a 2200 character maximum, but 125 characters are recommended.

Instagram Feed Video - Landscape
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Formats: MP4 (recommended), MOV
Duration: 3-60 seconds
Frame Rate: 23-60 FPS

Caption Text: 125 character (recommended); 2200 character (max)

Print Sizes: 15” x 8.44” | 381 x 214.5 mm

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100 MB (max)
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Instagram

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Instagram Profile Picture
User interface drawing of the Instagram Profile Picture with measured dimensions and resolution

An Instagram Profile Picture is an image that represents a user’s account in all the interactions across the platform. The profile picture is displayed as an avatar next to the account name on posts, comments, replies, and direct messages. The profile picture creates visual association and should be easily recognizable by others.

The Instagram Profile Picture is a 1:1 ratio circle with a height and width of 110 px on mobile and 180 px on the web. Instagram Profile Photos support JPG formats with a maximum file size of 15 MB (max).

An Instagram Profile Picture is an image that represents a user’s account in all the interactions across the platform. The profile picture is displayed as an avatar next to the account name on all related media. The profile picture creates visual association and should be easily recognizable.

The Instagram Profile Picture is a 1:1 ratio circle with a height and width of 110 px on mobile and 180 px on the web. Instagram Profile Photos support JPG formats with a maximum file size of 15 MB (max).

Instagram Profile Picture
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Print Sizes: 1.53” x 1.53” | 38.8 x 38.8 mm (Mobile); 2.5” x 2.5” | 63.5 x 63.5 mm

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Instagram

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Instagram Feed Video - Ads
Dimensioned layout drawing of Instagram Feed Video Ads labeled with height and width

Instagram Feed Video Ads are advertisements that appear on a user’s Instagram feed and feature call-to-action buttons that tell users to apply now or call now. These feed video ads appear like organic feed videos and provide an efficient call-to-action. They are able to target a specific audience.

Instagram Feed Video Ads have heights of either 608 px (Landscape) or 1080 px (square) and width of 1080 px. Aspect ratio are respectively either 1.91:1 (Landscape) or 1:1 (Square). Instagram Feed Video Ads support MP4 (recommended) and MOV formats with a maximum file size of 4 GB (max). Video durations of up to 120 seconds are supported, with a maximum caption of 125 characters.

Instagram Feed Video Ads are advertisements that appear on a user’s Instagram feed and feature call-to-action buttons that tell users to apply now or call now. These feed video ads appear like organic feed videos and provide an efficient call-to-action. They are able to target a specific audience.

Instagram Feed Video Ads have heights of either 608 px (Landscape) or 1080 px (square) and width of 1080 px. Aspect ratio are respectively either 1.91:1 (Landscape) or 1:1 (Square). Instagram Feed Video Ads support MP4 (recommended) and MOV formats with a maximum file size of 4 GB (max). Video durations of up to 120 seconds are supported, with a maximum caption of 125 characters.

Instagram Feed Video - Ads
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608 px (Landscape); 1080 px (square)
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Formats: MP4 (recommended), MOV
Duration: 120 seconds (max)

Frame Rate: 30 FPS (max)

Caption Text: 125 character (max)
Print Sizes: 15” x 8.44” | 381 x 214.5 mm (landscape); 15” x 15” | 381 x 381 mm (square)

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4 GB (max)
Company
Instagram

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Instagram Feed Images - Portrait
Illustrated dimensions of Instagram Feed Images (Portrait) measured with height and width

Instagram Feed Images (Portrait) are vertical photos used on Instagram posts. They are simple to upload as they can be directly taken from a mobile’s camera. A portrait image can be cropped to fit an Instagram post. Portrait images tend to effectively capture other users attention and are great for vertical scenery like waterfalls.

The Instagram Feed Portrait Images have a height of 1350 px and width of 1080 px for an aspect ratio of 4:5. Portrait Instagram Feed Images support JPG, PNG, BMP, and GIF (non-animated) formats with a maximum file size of 30 MB. Feed posts have a 2200 character maximum, but 125 characters are recommended.

Instagram Feed Images (Portrait) are vertical photos used on Instagram posts. They are simple to upload as they can be directly taken from a mobile’s camera. A portrait image can be cropped to fit an Instagram post. Portrait images tend to effectively capture attention with vertical shots.

The Instagram Feed Portrait Images have a height of 1350 px and width of 1080 px for an aspect ratio of 4:5. Portrait Instagram Feed Images support JPG, PNG, BMP, and GIF (non-animated) formats with a maximum file size of 30 MB. Feed posts have a 2200 character maximum, but 125 characters are recommended.

Instagram Feed Images - Portrait
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Formats: JPG, PNG, BMP, GIF (non-animated)
Caption Text: 125 character (recommended); 2200 character (max)

Print Sizes: 15” x 18.75” | 381 x 476.3 mm

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30 MB (max)
Company
Instagram

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Instagram Stories Thumbnails
Illustrated dimensions of Instagram Story Thumbnails measured with height and width

Instagram Story Thumbnails are small circular icons that appear on accounts that have saved stories in 'Highlights.' Story thumbnails help people organized their various Instagram stories into more permanent collections so that they don't lose precious memories considering that Instagram Stories only last 24 hours. These Story Thumbnails can be customized with image captures from the stories or can be served with a separate uploaded image. Many users curate the look of these Story Thumbnails to reinforce their brand identity.

Instagram Stories Thumbnails are circles with a height of 86 px and width of 86 px for an aspect ratio of 1:1 (Circle).

Instagram Story Thumbnails are small circular icons that appear on accounts that have saved stories in 'Highlights.' Story thumbnails help people organized their various Instagram stories into more permanent collections so that they don't lose precious memories with stories that auto-delete.

Instagram Stories Thumbnails are circles with a height of 86 px and width of 86 px for an aspect ratio of 1:1 (Circle).

Instagram Stories Thumbnails
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