Instagram is a photo and video sharing social network owned by Facebook. It was launched in 2010 and has since become one of the most popular social media platforms in the world. Instagram allows users to take photos and videos, apply digital filters to them and share them on their profile or on other social networking platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

In addition to its core features, Instagram also includes a number of social and community-building elements, such as the ability to follow other users, interact with their content and use hashtags to participate in and contribute to conversations about specific topics. Instagram is available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone and can also be accessed on the web.