The Magic of
the Internet


Community powered

Imgur is the easiest way to discover and enjoy the magic of the Internet. It’s where you’ll find the funniest, most informative and inspiring images, memes, GIFs, and visual stories served up in an endless stream of bite-sized fun. Powered by a passionate community of people from all around the world, anyone can join to share cool stuff and vote the best to the top.

You’ll always find something on Imgur to make you smile and brighten your day.


Millions of people.
Billions of Cat GIFs.


Imgur reaches 250+ million people per month


Billions of posts viewed every month


Top 15 ranked site in U.S. by Alexa

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Up, Up, And Away

Our Journey



–     2017

Imgur now reaches 250 million people per month.

Imgur turns users into curators with Favorite Folders. 

Imgur is among the top 10 websites to drive comments to the FCC in support of net neutrality.


–     2016

Imgur launches messaging on iOS, Android, and web.

Imgur wins AdWeek's Readers Choice for Hottest Social Platform

Imgur launches new content creation and curation experiences


–     2015

Imgur reaches 150 million people per month.

Imgur wins 2015 Webby awards for Best Social Media and Best Community Website.


–     2014

Imgur raises $40 million from Andreessen Horowitz, its first external investment.


–     2013

Imgur crosses 100 million monthly active users.

Imgur wins "Best Bootstrapped Startup" at the TechCrunch "Crunchies" Awards for the second time.


–     2012

Imgur launches User Submitted, giving Imgurians new ways to share images on Imgur, explore and curate content.


–     2011

Imgur wins "Best Bootstrapped Startup" at the TechCrunch "Crunchies" Awards.


–     2010

Imgur launches the Gallery, which organizes and showcases the most popular visual stories on Imgur.

–     2009

Alan Schaaf creates and launches Imgur in his Ohio University dorm room as a simple, no-limits platform to shares images online.