Mark Zuckerberg has just announced that Facebook has bought Instagram and has hired his team to work on the social network.
For years, we have focused on building the best photo sharing experience with your friends and family. Now, we will be able to work even more closely with the Instagram team to deliver the best experiences when it comes to sharing mobile photos with people based on their interests.
It promises to commit to independently building and growing Instagram, thereby eliminating the fear that Instagram will disappear.
On the integration of Instagram with other services, he comments:
We believe that the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience. We intend to maintain features such as the ability to post to other social media, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you wish, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.
On the future of Instagram reports that they will try to help Instagram continue to grow through the use of Facebook’s engineering team and strong infrastructure.
It will be interesting to analyze its evolution from now on.
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Update: Mashable reports that the price has been approximately $ 1 billion