Step inside Instagram’s gorgeous new US 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:

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