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How would you design an Instagram-like backend?

πŸ“Έ Instagram has roughly 500m Daily Active Users

When designing a system to support that scale there are special considerations that need to be made.

How would you design an Instagram-like app to support 500m DAU?

Try out the newest problem we launched on LeetDesign Share a link to your submission in the comments and I'll give you feedback on how you did!

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Sloan the DEV Moderator

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Since doesn't have a system design editor baked in, its hard to discuss someones attempt without sending them to LeetDesign.

Any alternative approach you'd recommend for grading someones attempt at creating a system design document?

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Saravana Sai

@dannyhabibs can you share me some demo of how to make a answer for this problem