Step inside Instagram’s gorgeous new office

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Instagram is growing up.

The six-year-old app, which Facebook bought for $1 billion in 2012, is moving into its own three-story building just a stone’s throw away from Facebook’s main headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

Instagram partnered with design firm Gensler to create a new space that “feels like a 3D version of the app,” according to a spokeswoman. Around 350 employees have access to an in-house Blue Bottle coffee shop, fully stocked micro-kitchens on each floor, and a library that looks like the perfect backdrop for an Instagram photo.

The Instagram team previously occupied one floor of Facebook’s old headquarters on Hacker Way.

Check out Instagram’s new digs:


The Instagram lobby features big screens with a curated rotation of photos and videos that are shared on the app.

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Instagram worked with a Hollywood set designer to make a colorful “creation space” for taking photos.

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Shots of photos shared on Instagram line the walls throughout the entire building.

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An in-house Blue Bottle coffee shop lets employees buy espresso, lattes, coffee pastries, and waffles.

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There’s a photo wall with Instax cameras in the Blue Bottle area, which employees and visitors can use to document their visits.

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Big windows in the building’s office spaces make let plenty of light in.

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Each floor has its own fully stocked micro-kitchen with drinks and snacks.

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The kitchens were designed to be comfortable to hang out in.

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The entire building has a clean, minimal aesthetic.

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The library is intended to be a quiet place for people to relax and get work done.

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Employees can lounge on couches and cubby-holes.

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The perfect Instagram shot.

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Each conference room is named after a different theme. This one is named after a darkroom, which photographers use to process analog photos.

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Conference rooms are equipped with video cameras for remote meetings.

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Not too shabby!

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