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A new milestone- Instagram records 700 million active users

 



Instagram seems to be doing everything right at moment, implementing new features to the app.  Although, in reality the photo and video sharing app has been aping Snapchat features. As much as the tech world wants to be critical the success Instagram has achieved in doing this is unmistaken.

The social media app, yesterday, announced that they have a reached 700 million users. This announcement comes four months after the company announced that they hit 600 million users in December. Looking at Instagram’s growth data, this happens to be their highest growth in the company’s existence.

Instagram is now chasing after Facebook’s other social media steamrollers, the likes of WhatsApp and Messenger. These apps have 1.2 billion users using the application. However, non of them comes close to Facebook. The parent company still retains the crown as the most used social media platform with 1.86 billion users as at New Year.

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Ifeanyi Joseph

Ifeanyi Okondu is a creative writer, Java programmer, and football fan with a profound interest in technology. He spends most of his time reading, discussing, and writing about technology and how man’s brainchild is shaping the world. When he is not crafting engaging content, you may find him either watching YouTube videos, a football match, reading or exercising. You can connect with him on Facebook @ fb.com/okondu.

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9 Comments

  1. In April 2012, as Facebook was making its way toward an IPO, Mark Zuckerberg shelled out $1 billion to buy Instagram, a 13-person startup with a hot photo-sharing app.

  2. Instagram was just two years old, had zero revenue, and needless to say, some people thought Zuckerberg was crazy at the time. But that acquisition could turn out to be one of Zuckerberg’s best decisions.

  3. Why wont they when they have the best graphic features. The picture and videos are always clear and sharp just like the way it was snapped

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