Google+ (plus) has been categorized as a social networking service, that allows users to share photos, news, various types of content and to make friends online. After Facebook, results show, it is the largest online community in the world with 540 million monthly active users. Even though Google Plus has become quite popular among social media fans and businesses, Google announced on Monday afternoon that it is joining Instagram, a far more popular social network based on photo sharing and editing. Instagram was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and launched at the end of 2010. It is available in 25 languages and it is supported by iOS 5 or later, Android 2.2 or later and Windows Phone 8. In September 2013, Instagram announced 150 million active users and it was listed among Time’s 50 best Android Apps for 2013.
Google has announced the opening up of an Instagram account which already has 10 541 followers and only one post, a brief video that shows off the Rubik’s Cube doodle on Google’s homepage. It is following three accounts by now: Youtube, Google Glass and Google Maps.
This action could mean a lot of things and most of us already think of partnerships between Google and Instagram, leading to exciting projects. Nothing serious has been announced by now, but the world is definitely turning into a social networking circle that surrounds almost every person in the civilized world. It’s a good thing that businesses can co-work and not only represent competition to each other. Twitter users have gone crazy after the news has been released and we are expecting an explosive number of Instagram users to follow Google in the next days.