Want to see more photos from London? Check out pictures taken at some of the venues: the Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Village, the Athletes’ Village, the London Velodrome, Wembley Stadium, and Riverbank Arena.

London 2012 Comes to a Close

Tonight, the XXX Olympiad will officially come to a close. Over the past two weeks 10,000 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees competed in London before thousands of fans from all around the world. Athletes and spectators used Instagram to capture London 2012’s finest moments, and we gathered together some of our favorites.

Be sure to check out pictures of the Closing Ceremony as it happens by browsing images taken at the Olympic Stadium and hashtagged #ClosingCeremony.

My nigga…yo!


Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPtruecalling

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a photo announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

This weekend’s tag was #WHPtruecalling, which asked participants to capture photographs of a skill, talent, or career path they wish they could pursue. Every Monday we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.

Like when I had got pop in the head…still here tho.


Announcing: The Instagram for Business Blog!

Are you running a business Instagram account? Be sure to check out tips, brand spotlights, API examples over at the Instagram for Business Blog!

In the past two years, the Instagram community has grown to over 80 million users — individuals, brands, celebrities, artists — around the world.  As we grow, the role that businesses and organizations are playing continues to grow as well, which is why we’re launching the Instagram for Business blog.

We’re excited to see how businesses are using Instagram to create genuine connections with their followers, to share who they are and what their brand stands for, and to engage with the Instagram community. As a business, we want to make sure that you have the knowledge and tools you need to start using Instagram in a meaningful way.

We’re launching the Instagram for Business blog as a resource for businesses — a way to discover what other business accounts are doing on the platform and to learn tips and tricks for how to use Instagram from a business perspective.  We’ll be posting brand spotlights, API examples, Instagram news and tips for using Instagram for business. If you’re a business savvy Instagrammer, be sure to visit the Business blog for more!


Taken with Instagram

Taken with Instagram