The popular photo-sharing service Instagram has just announced that more
than 100 million people actively use its services every month. The
company via its official blog has shared that it took around two and a
half years to reach this mark.
Celebrating this landmark,
Kevin Systrom, co-founder, Instagram said, "Images have the ability to
connect people from all backgrounds, languages and cultures. For this
reason, we feel extremely lucky to have the chance to build this with
all of you. So from our team to the hundred million people who call
Instagram home, we say thank you. Thank you for sharing your world and
inspiring us all to do the same."
Instagram, along with Facebook
and Angry Birds, was amongst the most downloaded apps of 2012 for
smartphones and tablets. This application is available for iOS and
Android users. The company has so far denied plans to develop any native
app for the newly launched BlackBerry 10 operating system.
Instagram began letting the freshly launched webpages serve as a
gallery for images taken by users of the smartphone photo-sharing
service. Even on the website the users can "like" pictures and join
online conversations about images.
Just last month, Instagram had
shared that it is garnering 90 million active users in a month. It also
indicated that users were sharing about 40 million photos per day. And
in just about a month, the app has picked up an additional 10 million
Instagram was acquired by the social networking site
Facebook in 2012. The deal was valued at a whopping $1 billion. Prior
to Facebook, even Twitter has tried to get their hands on the company
but was unable to close the deal.