'I spy': CIA is officially on Instagram

The CIA launched its Instagram with an "eye spy" photo.

April 25, 2019, 4:19 PM

The Central Intelligence Agency expanded its social media portfolio by officially joining Instagram.

"Joining Instagram is another way we’re sharing CIA’s stories and recruiting talented Americans to serve here," CIA press secretary Timothy Barrett said. "Through the account, we’ll give a peek into Agency life, but we can’t promise any selfies from secret locations. We’re looking to spark the curiosity of Instagram’s users about the many ways CIA’s global mission has us going where others cannot go and doing what others cannot do."

There's a replica of Director Gina Haspel’s first badge with the badge number 09-19-47, which is the CIA’s birthday.

Last week, Haspel teased CIA's debut on the popular social media site during a Q&A at Auburn University in an effort to make the agency more transparent.

This isn't the CIA's first time dabbling into social media. The agency is particularly active on Twitter and currently has 2.6 million followers.

Here's a look back at the CIA's first tweet back in 2014.