Instagram now has more than half a billion monthly active users.
More than 300 million people use the app every day, according to a statement from the company.
International growth also remains strong. With more than 80% of users now living outside of the United States (up from 75% in September.)
“500 million is a milestone few companies get to,” Systrom said in an interview with FORBES at the company’s Menlo Park, Calif. headquarters. “This scale is not a badge on our uniform, but a signal of our ambition. If we can have a billion or a billion and a half on Instagram, we get closer to capturing every experience in the world.”
The app now has more than 95 million new posts and more than 4 billion likes each day.
Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012 in a $1 billion deal. At that time, there was 13 employees and around 22 million monthly active users.
Now, the app has more than doubled its user base over the past two years, the company said. Instagram launched in 2010 and has become one of the fastest-growing apps of all time.
Instagram has shared these stats, just after making the changes to its algorithms. The changes left the app user in the annoying state. For now, we cannot decide if there was any impact on the app user base due to this.
It hit 400 million users in September and added its latest 100 million users faster than the previous 100 million.
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