Instagram reaches 700 million active users

Dora Pope
April 28, 2017

Facebook which owns Instagram through acquisition tacked ephemeral Stories into its mobile app recently as well, although from personal experience seems less popular. It was that month that Instagram launched on Android, 1-million Android users signed up in a 24-hour span, and the company was acquired by Facebook.

"Growth was driven by a number of factors, including our ability to better connect people with their friends on Instagram", said a spokesperson. Among the most recent evidences of this growth are Collections, a way for people to sort and categorize saved posts; an offline mode; and new Sticker features for another one of its services, Stories. Already on track to pass 1 billion users without facing too many issues, the company's CEO expects the service will eventually scale to 1.5 billion or beyond. In the latest blog post, Instagram now claims that it has over 700 million monthly active users. Snapchat continues to offer new and innovative features that will not only maintain the platform's current fan base, but will also attract more users.

Instagram has grown to over 700 million members.

In August of a year ago, the app rolled out Instagram Stories, which lets users create 10-second video clips and share them with a select group of followers that disappears in 24 hours - which many will say is a mirror of Snapchat Stories.

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Instagram didn't provide updated numbers on daily active users, and did not have new stats for Instagram Stories.

Instagram had reached the first 100 million user base in 2013 and surpassed 200 million in the next year (2014).

Facebook Inc. owned Instagram now has more than 700M active users. That speedy growth rate is compared to the six months it took for Insta to hit 600 million and the nine-month intervals between milestones for 500, 400 and 300 million over the last two-and-a-half years.

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