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Facebook’s $1 Billion Instagram Acquisition is Complete, Looks to “Improve Mobile Experience”

Today, both Facebook and Instagram confirmed that the $1 billion deal between the two has officially come to a close. Instagram is now a child of Facebook. According to Facebook, Instagram will remain unchanged and will continue to support their community. Although, with Instagram’s team moving into the Facebook offices, they will now have access to their engineers and developers to help grow the service. A Facebook rep was quoted as saying, “we also can’t wait to work with the talented Instagram team to improve the mobile experience.”

Now, I don’t know if they mean FB’s team will help Instagram’s team or the other way around. If you ask me, keep those Facebook app developers away from my Instagram! No need to go breaking something that doesn’t need fixing. If it’s the other way around, then please Instagram team, help Facebook make a decent app. They need all the help they can get. 

Happy Facegram or Instabook Day!

Via: Engadget

  • Samvelavich

    completely off topic, but why does your instagram icon look like that?

    • He’s using the Tersus icon set.

      • Samvelavich

        thanks… how would I use that? I’m guessing a custom launcher?

        • Yes, because the stock launcher does not offer that level of customization. The theme does work with most of the popular launchers on the market which are equivalent or better in performance to the stock launcher and surpass it in functionality.

          • Samvelavich

            sorry for all the boring questions, but what launcher should i get then? I like the idea of having custom icons

          • It depends on which version of Android you are currently running. If you’d like, email me at support[at]kovdev.com and we can discuss this further. I look forward to continuing this discussion with you via email.

  • poeddroiduser

    Isn’t more like a 734 million acquisition now that Facebook has done a face-plant?

  • Dain Laguna

    I hope this brings some sorely needed improvements to fb on android. because its truly awful.

  • Chris

    Please dont let them “improve” the android version. Every time they try to improve anything they screw it up

    • Chris

      let them improve the Apple version

  • They need to just redesign the fb app from the ground up!

  • potacho

    They can’t even make a good FB app for Android, how are they gonna improve the mobile experience?

  • The thought of Facebook improving a mobile experience is laughable

  • mustbepbs

    What’s that background? I must know!

    • Alan Paone

      It looks like the leaves background from stock ics

    • Yea, it’s stock leaves background in ICS 🙂

  • KleenDroid

    Now if I can only figure out of what use Instagram is.

    When Android got it I installed it and gave it a whirl… uninstalled to save space very soon after. But if everybody loves it and thinks it does wonderful things I guess this is great.

  • Conr

    Does Instagram make money?

    • Alan Paone

      Yeah, they made a billion dollars!

  • RedPandaAlex

    Seems like the Instagram mobile team has more to teach the Facebook mobile team than the other way around.

  • RW-1

    Photo altering engineers are not going to help FB mobile App programmers make that shoddy POS get any better, but the images might look nicer …

    • mustbepbs

      Even the browser version sucks. So laggy and buggy.

  • rodney11ride