Instagram now has more than half a billion users
SAN FRANCISCO: Instagramnow boasts more than 500 million users, more than 80% of whom are outside the United States, the company said on Tuesday, in a sign of the photo-sharing app’s rapidly growing global reach.
The company owned byFacebook had 400 million users last September. It has seen its user base more than double over the past two years. Instagram added that 300 million people used the app every day.
Instagram has quickly eclipsed its rivals, notably Twitter , which has seen its user base stall at just above 300 million. Facebook has about 1.6 billion users.
Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion, its first large acquisition, a deal initially met with skepticism.