Kevin Systrom, a co-founder of Instagram, expressed his dissatisfaction with the photo-sharing app’s transition into a marketplace.
Details about The inventor of Instagram complains that the app has lost its soul.
Systrom declared, “I believe we’ve lost the essence of what makes Instagram Unique.
In the past, according to Systrom, he would visit Instagram to see what his friends and family were up to, but now the social media network is utilised by corporations and creators to generate revenue.
He continued, “I guess my biggest regret at Instagram is how commercial it went.
He stated that “there are incentives to go to more commercial, more producers, more partnerships, and more ad dollars,” pointing out the issue with the app.
He continued by saying that this has resulted in people exhibiting their purportedly fantastic life without boundaries, doing the fanciest things, looking the best, and donning the fanciest outfits, and that is ‘terrifying’.
“Whatever individuals put on Instagram is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how difficult life is,” he declared. It’s a competition to see who can be the most perfect at everything.
He added that the change has been really upsetting because most of his friends’ posts now include #AD in the description, whereas before they used the app to share their holiday photos and life’s little moments.
That isn’t the Instagram we started, in my opinion, Systrom stated.
About ten years after selling the software to Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta, Systrom has spoken up about his views about it (formerly Facebook). He sold the app for $1 billion in 2012.