News today, via Instagram’s latest blog post shows that the photo sharing app now has 100 million monthly active users. The achievement marks the culmination of 2 and a half years of development, and a takeover by Facebook. Despite several controversial decisions in the last year, such as the content licensing scandal and its ongoing scuffles with Twitter, Instagram is now stronger than ever.
What makes this achievement even more astonishing is that just one month ago Instagram announced that it had 90 million active monthly users, which means that 10 million new users have joined in the last month, absolutely tremendous growth.
According to data, users upload 40 million new photos every day, and Instagram clocks 8,500 likes and 1000 comments per second.
Taken from the blog, Co-Founder Kevin Systrom writes:
For the first time, we understood why Instagram was going to be different. We understood the power of images to connect people to what was happening in the world around them. And, although Instagram had a fraction of the user base it does today, that night we saw a preview of what Instagram would enable at a much larger scale down the road.
To read the full post, click here. A heartfelt congratulations to Instagram upon reaching such a monumental milestone from all of us here.