First Photo Was Uploaded to Instagram Four Years Ago

The first photo uploaded to Instagram was of this dog.
The first photo uploaded to Instagram was of this dog. –SCREENSHOT

Four years ago, on July 16, 2010, Instagram’s first photo was uploaded. Can you guess the subject of the photo?

A dog. (Shocker!)

Time Magazine reports that a spokesperson for Instagram said that Instagram CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom was the first to use the app. He uploaded a cute photo of his girlfriend’s dog chilling outside a California taco stand.

It shouldn’t surprise us that the app’s first photo was of a dog, since dogs have a reputation for being popular photo subjects on the app.

A toothy dog named Tuna has nearly 900,000 followers.

Two Brussels Griffon terriers in New Zealand, Digby and Aloysius Van Winkle, currently have over 200,000 followers. (Not too shabby.)


According to Instagram’s website, there are currently 200 million active users and there have been over 20 billion photos shared. About 60 million photos are uploaded every day and 1.6 billion people “like’’ photos daily.

Twenty billion photos?! The entire world population is just over 7 billion, according to the US Census Bureau.

In 2012, Facebook bought Instagram for about $1 billion in cash and stock, making Systrom an incredibly wealthy man (His net worth is around $400 million).

And to think it all started with a photo of a dog.

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