The team of 13 people at Instagram must be partying hard this morning (or evening, depending on time zones) with the news that Facebook is purchasing the company for a cool $1 billion in cash and shares in Facebook. This news comes off the back of the release of Instagram for Android which saw Instagram’s total user base rise above 30,000,000.
While it’s still not known what Mr. Zuckerberg will do with Instagram, I’m sure we’ll see photo filters added to Facebook’s mobile apps seeing as photo sharing is a massive part of Facebook. Perhaps that will give them a reason to update the crappy Facebook for Android app.
There has been an outcry from users of Instagram that Facebook will kill off the app and the world will end: is this something you’re worried about? I somehow think it would be in Facebook’s best interests to keep Instagram running as normally as possible to retain all those users it can profit from.