October 25, 2012 07:15 ET

Imgur Expands Viral Image Sharing Platform

With More Than 1.2B Views per Day, Imgur Updates Its Gallery to Allow Even Easier Uploading and Viral Sharing Features

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 25, 2012) - Imgur, the fastest growing image sharing platform on the web, is announcing its most significant update ever, bringing the popular image gallery to the forefront of the user experience. On Monday, October 29, 2012 Imgur users will be able to go crazy sharing images directly on, via a new icon in the navigation bar on every page. This update sharpens the company's focus on creating an image-sharing platform with no limits -- that allows anyone to share with everyone.

Imgur makes it drop dead simple to upload and share images -- screenshots, memes, and photos altered in Photoshop -- giving you time to sit back to watch your own content go viral in the pool of Imgur's 1.2B daily image views. Typically, images tend to go viral when they have a universal appeal, leaning towards funny images with witty captions attached. Imgur's founding team notes that having a cat never hurts, either. 

Previously, users had to upload and share their images on other social sites like Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, etc. to get enough views and traction for their images to show up in Imgur's popular image Gallery. Now, images submitted directly to the Gallery will have a better chance to go viral because Imgur users will also be able to discover, vote, share and discuss new images in real time on the site itself.

"This is the biggest update we've made to Imgur since we launched, and we're stoked! Our community has been asking for this and we're committed to giving them the absolute easiest and best way to share images, and to give those images a chance to go viral," said Alan Schaaf, Founder and CEO, Imgur.

To share images using the new platform, go to

tl; dr You can now share your best images directly to Imgur's Gallery!

About Imgur
Known as The Simple Image Sharer, Imgur provides a fast and easy service for sharing images with the Internet. The company offers free image hosting, paid Pro subscriptions, and a robust API. The site also features the Imgur Gallery, a real time collection of the most popular images being circulated on the Internet.

Founder, Alan Schaaf, launched Imgur in February of 2009 when he was a junior at Ohio University. The site immediately gained favor with users of social media sites and online communities due to its ease of use, anonymous uploads and unlimited bandwidth restrictions.

Imgur is profitable and has not taken any funding. To try Imgur, visit

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