Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the social network's acquisition of Instagram on his Facebook Timeline Monday.
In his post, he writes that Facebook intends to keep the service as is, saying that the company is "committed to building and growing Instagram independently." He stresses that Instagram's growth is important to Facebook, and that the service will continue having the ability to post to other services and to not post photos to Facebook.
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However, users will understandably be concerned that this acquisition will lead to a major change or even a shutdown. Most recently and perhaps most notably, Facebook bought Gowalla only to shut the service down three months later.
The tone of Zuckerberg's post certainly indicates that this will not be the case, but some of Instagram's estimated 30 million users may still feel anxious.
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