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Instagram is a social photo sharing and networking product. It's features include being only accessible from mobile apps and it's focus on retro square crops and film-like filters. It was sold to Facebook in April 2012 for approximately $1 billion.

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Facebook makes 13 attempts to clone Snapchat. Lucky for some?

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Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before: Facebook has released a Snapchat clone. The new standalone app offers ephemeral picture and video messaging, as well as the all-important AR lenses – sorry, “masks” – and is particularly targeted at users in emerging markets.

Instagram hits half a billion users

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The photo-sharing app Instagram now has 550 million users, reaping the benefits from the growth of selfies and the propensity for celebrities such as Kim Kardashian to share images with a wider audience.

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Facebook makes 13 attempts to clone Snapchat. Lucky for some?

Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before: Facebook has released a Snapchat clone. The new standalone app offers ephemeral picture and video messaging, as well as the all-important AR lenses – sorry, “masks” – and is particularly targeted at users in emerging markets.