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10 fast facts about Instagram

March 28, 2014 0 comment(s)

Instagram has published some new statistics about their app, stating they now have over 200 million active users. That’s a growth of 50 million users from September 2013,  or rather an average of 8 million new users per month.

Here are our favorite 10 facts about Instagram so far:

  1. Instagram launched as an iPhone app on October 6, 2010. By December 2010, Instagram had one million registered users (it took foursquare a year to reach this milestone and Twitter two years). Currently (March 2014) Instagram has over 200 million active users
  2. The Android version received over 430.000 pre-registrations and when it finally released on 3rd April 2013, it was downloaded over one million times in less than 12 hours
  3. In April 2012 Instagram was acquired by Facebook for about 1 billion $ in cash and stock
  4. More than 20 billion Instagram photos have been uploaded so far (March 2014)
  5. 60 million photos are uploaded per day, that means almost 700 photos each second
  6. In june 2013 Instagram launched it’s new video function. 5 million videos were uploaded within the first 24 hours
  7. The 3 countries with the most users are The United States, Japan and Brazil, 40 % of the total global users live in the USA
  8. New York city is the most geotagged city and Times Square the most geotagged place
  9. 70% of the Instagram users check their feed at least once a day, 35 % several times a day
  10. Number of likes per day is 1.2 billion; that’s 8500 likes per second

Sources: Instagram and Digital Marketing Ramblings

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Marianne Hope

Norwegian photographer and traveler living in the Netherlands. Founder and manager of SeeMyCity and owner of picturely.spoken.



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