What is Picsart

Picsart is a famous photo and video editor mobile application that was developed by Miami, a Florida-based technology company. The app was released in 2011 for android mobile. 

The popularity of the app is increasing day by day since its release and now it is one the world’s most popular photo and video editing apps. The app has more than 1 Billion downloads and is used in more than 180 countries. 

Picsart Quick Info Tab
TypePrivate company 
FounderHovhannes Avoyan, Artavazd Mehrabyan
HeadquartersMiami, Florida, U.S.
Product TypePhoto and Video Editing Tool
CompatibleAndroid, iOS, Windows

The app allows users to take pictures or videos and upload them to the app. After uploading the file you can edit the content using its powerful tools with layers. Then you can download the edited file or share it with the Picsart community online.

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What Can You Do With It?

Picsart is not only a photo or video editor app but you can participate in Picsart’s daily challenges. The developing team keeps adding new types of daily mini-challenges for users such as remixing it. You can also get free to edit pictures for your edits. 

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History of Picsart

The app was initially available only for android users. In January 2013, the Apple App Store released Picsart APK for iOS Phones. The same year, the app was available for iPad users in May. In late 2013, the photo editing app was added to the Windows phones app store. In the next year, 2014, apps started to support Windows 8 devices.

The app’s developers never stopped here; in 2017, Picsart integrated Remix Chat. Remix Chat is a messaging system where app users can collaborate with friends or colleagues. The app has a communication feature where you can share your stickers with other users.

In January 2020, the company collaborated with the American University of Armenia and launched an Artificial Intelligence Lab. This lab allows university faculty and students to research the app’s machine learning and computer versions. 

In July 2020, Picsart acquired D’efekt, a motion-based video effects company. The company also runs an educational division and has Picsart Academy. The application owns a learning platform called Code Republic.

Recently, the company announced the API program of the app for their partners and allows them to use app features on their platform. It is called Picsart for Developers. 

Downloads and Popularity

We already discussed that Picsart was the first app on the Google Play Store for editing photos. So, it has been widely popular since its release. Further, its AI features are amazing, and no other app could replace it. 

In April 2015, the company released the app stats and reported over 250 million downloads on both Apple and Android App stores. Out of these, 60 million were monthly active app users. In 2016, the number of active users increased to 75 million. The app reached 90 million users in 2017. 

In July 2017, Russian Supermodel Natalia Vodianova joined the company to improve user engagement in the Picsart Photo Community. The photo editing app reached 100 million monthly active users in the same year. 

In March 2019, active app users became 130 million. In the same year, according to Sensor Tower report app ranked #4 as a photo and video editing app behind Snapchat, Instagram, and Youtube. 

At the start of 2020, the app reached the 1 Billion download mark, which is a great success for the company. The company valuation is more than $1.5 Billion, making the developer the first tech unicorn in Armenia. 

Other Products by Picsart

Picsart also owns four mobile apps. It also has a web version of the photo and video editing software. 

The four Picsart apps are;

  1. Picsart Photo and Video Editor
  2. Picsart Animator
  3. Picsart Color 
  4. Picsart GIF and Sticker Maker

All of these apps are available for iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile users. Picsart photo and video editor also have a web version for PCs and it is available for Windows 8.1 or more. The app also features a built-in social network where users can favorite, follow, and comment on others’ edited visuals.


Is Picsart free to use?

Picsart is free to download and use, but some features and tools may require a paid subscription or in-app purchase.

What kind of editing tools does Picsart offer?

Picsart offers a wide range of editing tools, including crop, rotate, adjust exposure, brightness, contrast, saturation, and more. It also includes a variety of filters, effects, and stickers.

Does Picsart have a community feature?

Yes, Picsart has a social community feature where users can share their creations and get inspiration from other users.

Can I save my creations in Picsart?

Yes, Picsart allows users to save their creations to their device’s camera roll or share them on social media platforms.

Can I use Picsart on my PC?

Yes, There are both desktop and web versions available for PC users.