The best-known photography social network of the last decade has established itself as one of the most used applications throughout the world. Less than a month before the application turns 10, the evolution of Instagram throughout this time has been praiseworthy, leaving behind a series of functions, options and curiosities that not everyone knows . Let's see some of the most interesting data of the application.
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- Instagram's original name was based on an alcoholic beverage
- The photo with the most Instagram likes is ...
- Available only on iPhone at launch
- In 2012 Instagram could sell your photos to external companies
- The best day to post a photo on Instagram is ...
- These are the hashtags that work best to gain likes and followers
- Instagram can see what you do in other applications
- So you can recover Instagram likes (now that the application hides them)
- This is the maximum number of people you can follow on Instagram
- Instagram reads what you write to other users (even through Direct Message)
- The Instagram account with the most followers is not a celebrity
- If you use applications to see who visits your profile, your password has probably been leaked
- This is the most popular animal on Instagram
- You can use the Instagram application on your computer
The original Instagram name was based on an alcoholic drink
Although the application was launched in 2010 by Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom, the truth is that its development dates back several years. Originally the name that the two creators came up with for Instagram was Burbn . Exactly, just like the famous whiskey brand (Bourbon).
Systrom and Krieger later assigned a more 'casual' name: Codename . Just a few months later, the application would be renamed Instagram because of the instant cameras that brands like Polaroid have popularized in recent years.
The photo with the most Instagram likes is ...
Not Beyonce's pregnancy, not Kim Kardashian's latest dress. The most liked photo on Instagram is an egg. Yes, you read it right.
At this very moment, the original photograph, published by an anonymous account under the name @word_record_egg , reaches 54 million likes . Curiously, the second most liked photograph on Instagram is the publication where Kylie Jenner appears with her first daughter, with no less than 18 million likes.
Available only on iPhone at launch
So is. It wasn't until 2012 that Instagram decided to launch a public beta for Android. So far the application was available only for iPhone. A year later, Windows Phone would end up arriving.
Currently the application is available for all operating systems, including Windows 10 and Windows Mobile . The most curious thing of all is that the application is not yet fully compatible with iPad. The only version available for the Apple tablet is based on a "maximized" variant of Instagram.
In 2012 Instagram could sell your photos to external companies
What today would seem like a scandal in 2012 has already set off alarms. After an update of the terms and conditions of use of the application, Instagram reserved the right to sell photographs and publications to third-party companies and collaborating brands .
Such was the stir caused and the loss of users that the company itself retracted its statements. Today Instagram owns all the rights to our publications, although it does not make commercial use of them . This is what is indicated in the terms and conditions of use:
“When you share, post or upload content that is protected by intellectual property rights (such as photos or videos) on or in connection with our Service, in accordance with this agreement, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable license, sublicensable and exempt from copyright payments to host, distribute, modify, maintain, reproduce, display or publicly communicate. "
The best day to post a photo on Instagram is ...
According to data from Visual.ly, Search Engine Watch, and Social Media Today, the best days to post a photo are Monday and Thursday , preferably after 8:00 p.m.
If we will publish a photo or video during the remaining days, it is best to do so between 17:00 and 18:00 pm . Sunday is the worst day to do any activity within the application.
These are the hashtags that work best to gain likes and followers
Jastag, hashtag… The name is indifferent. A good way to position content and gain new followers is based precisely on the use of this type of tags with which to give presence to our publications.
The most popular ones, without focusing on any language or subject in particular, are the following:
- #sees it
If what we want is to gain engadgement or improve the marketing of our Instagram profile, the hashtags that work best are the following:
- #social media
- #you go out
Instagram can see what you do in other applications
I'm not saying it. The terms and conditions of use of Instagram say so. As we saw a few weeks ago in this other article, Instagram has recently included a clause that comes to say that it reserves the right to control all the operations carried out on the phone .
The clause in question reads as follows:
"Device operations: information about the operations and behaviors performed on the device, such as putting a window in the foreground or background, or mouse movements (which distinguishes humans from bots)."
So you can recover Instagram likes (now that the application hides them)
Do you miss Instagram likes? The people of SocialInsider have created an extension for Google Chrome with which we can recover Instagram likes . Just download the extension and access the Instagram website to see the number of likes within the platform again.
- Download The Return of the Likes for Google Chrome
As it is an extension that depends on Chrome to function, we will not be able to use it in the mobile application, although we can always use an outdated version of Instagram .
- Versions of Instagram for Android
This is the maximum number of people you can follow on Instagram
Did you know that Instagram limits the number of people we can follow from our account? So is. The maximum number is 7,500 people . Not one more, not one less.
If we want to follow other users we will have to stop following other profiles until the figure rises to 7,500 again.
Instagram reads what you write to other users (even through Direct Message)
Another of the clauses that Instagram makes mention in its Data Policy sheet is based precisely on the use of our conversations with other users as a commercial purpose .
The clause in question states the following:
“Information and content that you provide to us: we collect the content, communications and other information that you provide when you use our Products, for example, when you register for an account, create or share content and send messages to or communicate with other people . This information may correspond to data included in the content you provide. "
The Instagram account with the most followers is not a celebrity
Exact. In fact, the profile with the most Instagram followers is Instagram, with no less than 322 million followers .
The reason is simple: when we create a new profile on Instagram, the application automatically 'follows' the Instagram profile. If we ignore the company's account, the profile with the most Instagram followers is Cristiano Ronaldo, with almost 200 million .
If you use applications to see who visits your profile, your password has probably been leaked
In Google Play and Play Store there are many applications that promise to show who visits our Instagram profile. The problem with these applications is that they use a proprietary access system to obtain data such as passwords and email addresses. Roughly speaking, they do not use the Instagram API to access the application . It goes without saying that Instagram does not grant this type of data to third parties.
The most revealing data can be found in the comments of the applications. Most users claim that they are unable to access Instagram after registering with the application . Many others go so far as to ensure that their profiles follow accounts of Indian or Mexican origin . In both cases the accounts have been used without the express consent of their owners for the reason we have just explained.
This is the most popular animal on Instagram
The cat is the most popular animal on Instagram. To test a button: today there are almost 450 million publications with hashtags such as #cat, #gato, #catlover or #catlife. Who doesn't know Grumpy Cat, the most famous cat on the Internet?
//www.instagram.com/p/BqiMtRUgH0t/?utm_source=ig_embedView this post on Instagram
A post shared by Grumpy Cat (@realgrumpycat) on Sep 28, 2018 at 6:32 pm PDT
Far behind is the dog, with an average of 340 million publications with tags such as #dog, #doglover or #happy dogs. And you, what do you prefer?
You can use the Instagram application on your computer
Since the last update of the Instagram website, it is possible to use the social network as if it were an application. The best for this is to use Google Chrome.
Once we have accessed the instagram.com website, we will right-click on a blank part of it and select the option to Inspect element . Then we will click on the button that can be seen in the image below with the icon of a mobile phone and a tablet.
The next step will be to choose the device that we want to simulate within the browser to make Instagram believe that it is inside a smartphone. From tuexperto.com we recommend selecting the Samsung Galaxy S5, the iPhone X or the Google Pixel 2 .
Finally, the web interface will start to imitate that of the Instagram mobile application. In order for all Instagram options to be displayed, such as Private messages or the possibility of uploading photos from the application, we will have to reload the web by clicking on F5 or the relevant option .