What was Instagram’s original name?

What was Instagram’s original name?


The photo-sharing app Instagram actually started out as Burbn, a mobile check-in app created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. Realizing that it was too similar to Foursquare, they refocused their app on photo-sharing, which had become a popular feature among its users. They named it Burbn, as Systrom was fan of the spirit. However, after deciding the app was too cluttered, they went back to the drawing board and chose to only keep the photo-sharing aspect of it. They renamed it Instagram, a combination of “instant” and “telegram.”

The correct answer is Burbn.

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