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Mike Krieger  Co-founder at Instagram. Brasileiro by birth, live in SF. Love dogs, indie music.


Had the honor of hosting reigning Formula 1 world champion @nicorosberg at Instagram yesterday. Nico's on a California tour of tech companies, including those working on autonomous vehicles and electric cars.

Nico told me he's inspired by the experimentation and iteration culture of Silicon Valley, where people are encouraged to try out ideas quickly and learn from failure. It's a bit different from the precision engineering that goes into an F1 car, with very little tolerance for things going wrong at over 300 km/h. But there are similarities too; he told me that @mercedesamgf1 has an all-hands debrief after each race, similar to our tradition of Friday Q&As, where our employees can ask me and @kevin anything that's on their minds. Thanks for stopping by Nico!

Today we said goodbye to our friend and teammate Joy-Vincent, who passed away this week.
We're heartbroken here at Instagram—Joy-Vincent embodied the kindness, positivity, and generosity that we all strive to bring to work every day. Over the past few days, we've been sharing our JV stories, and every single one mentions his ever-present smile and his incredible heart.

JV was one of the most talented designers I've ever worked with. His impact can be seen everywhere: in the design and details of our new campus, in our logo, throughout our app, and through the designers he mentored.

Most recently, I worked with JV on IG's drawing brushes. He made beautiful illustrations and designs, and then inspired me to build the best possible version of what we were trying to do. He had that effect on anyone he worked with—he made us all want to do better.

We'll miss you so much, JV. We'll do our best to carry on your work and your spirit.

Thanks to @miekd for the photo.

Keeping Instagram safe and positive is one of our top priorities. Today we're taking another step towards improving conversations on Instagram by introducing a new filter that will help block offensive comments in posts and Live video. This project came from a collaboration between our machine learning and community operstions teams. We're launching in English first, but with more to come over time. To toggle the setting off or back on, visit the Comments section under your Settings. We'll keep improving this over time; please let us know what you think!
Art by @runnerkimhall.

Some #bikeportrait pics from the past week cycling through Tuscany with @backroadstravel. We had everything from vineyard views to coastal climbs...and wine. But usually *after* we were done biking for the day 😁 #mybackroadstrip

Visiting Venice for the Biennale, a huge art exhibition that spans the whole city every two years. Here @kaitlyn is walking by a mirror and sculpture piece by Alicja Kwade, one of our favorite artists. #alicjakwade

Last day on our IG London visit! I had the honor to share the stage with three super impressive social movement creators. @serenaguen co-created #cookforsyria, inspiring restaurants and everyday people to find ways of incorporating positive change benefiting the Syrian crisis in their lives. Jaz O'Hara, through her @theworldwidetribe account, documents the daily lives of refugees in the UK and provides the stories and humanity beyond the statistics and news. And last but not least, Alex Holmes through @antibullyingpro encourages young people to stand up to bullying. Thanks to all three for participating in our panel about how Instagram can be used to create awareness and spur positive change.

Today we hosted an artist event with @creativedebuts - an incredible organisation that works with emerging artists to nurture their careers and shine a light on their work. They also run #freeartfriday, hiding art pieces across all of London for people to discover. Here I'm making my own contribution...a software engineer's attempt to draw our logo 😅. #emergingartiststories

Here in Milan and throughout Europe, we're launching #GenInstaTakeover, a campaign to match up talented young folks on Instagram with publications, brands and others for account takeovers. I've been inspired by the talent and creativity of the photographers, musicians, athletes and more who've taken part. Looking forward to seeing their collaborations! Check out some of their accounts: @photographyanais @micoldelloro @davfastfoot

Starting our Madrid visit at @realmadrid, who are competing next weekend for a record 12th Champions League trophy. The team and their players use Instagram to show life behind the scenes, from a locker room Live to Boomerangs from training. PS: I'm ready to go in on Saturday if they need me 😄

Empezando nuestra visita a Madrid con @realmadrid, que compiten el próximo fin de semana por un 12o trofeo de la Champions League. El equipo y sus jugadores utilizan Instagram para mostrar la vida detrás de las escenas, En Vivo en los vestuarios o con los Boomerangs en el treino. PS: Estoy listo para entrar nel sábado si me necesitan 😄

Um grande prazer conhecer o @massafelipe19, que nos recebeu com muito carinho. Aqui estou mostrando os nossos novos filtros para o Stories 🏎😁. Fantastic to meet F1 driver @massafelipe19, who took a quick break from his Grand Prix prep to chat with us. Here I'm showing him our new face filters 🏎😁

Learning about Marin wildlife! Here's a newt held by @kaitlyn.

We're excited to introduce face filters on Instagram today! They're rolling out soon and you can find them in the Stories and Direct camera; just tap the face icon in the bottom right. These glasses are my favorite (though you might see me as a koala too 😁). Protip: face filters work really well with Boomerang too.
We're also introducing an eraser brush (fun if you tap and hold to fill first, then erase), hashtags in Stories, and reverse. Can't wait to see what everyone creates with these new additions!

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