Instagram has not only changed the way we all share glimpses into our own personal lives, but it began giving us access, like never before, into the worlds of our favorite celebrities and public figures. Stars like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Ashton Kutcher and Kylie Jenner were some of the first to start inviting fans into their homes through the app.
By modifying the way they shared their formerly more private moments with the public, they instantly became more relatable, and their famous friends took notice. It wasn't long before A-listers like Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Sarah Jessica Parker and Chris Pratt all joined the platform, so that they, too, could be a part of redefining celebrity culture.
Since then, even the way people interact with celebrities all over the world has changed. Instead of asking for an autograph, fans are now more likely to open their front-facing camera on their cell phones and ask to take a selfie with their favorite star.
1. Kim Kardashian
When the reality star joined Instagram in 2012, it was only a matter of time before she became one of the app's most-followed users and paved the way for how to master the art of the selfie. A year later, in 2013, The Chainsmokers penned an entire song based on the idea of taking "a selfie," placing an Instagram filter on it and, of course, giving it a witty caption.
Beyonce changed the birth announcement game forever when she revealed via Instagram that she and her husband, JAY-Z, were expecting twins (Rumi and Sir Carter. But the singer didn't use just any other pic in her camera phone for the big reveal; Bey pulled out all the stops with a full-on pregnancy photo shoot!