Instagram and its 1 billion users

Instagram And Its First Billion Monthly Active Users

Instagram is by far one of the most popular social platforms at the moment.  Since it launched in 2010, the photo-sharing app hasn’t stopped growing. But who would have thought that only 8 years after being released, such a simple app meant to be used as a platform to share photos and add filters would reach one billion monthly active users?

That’s about right. Instagram has now reached the incredible amount of one billion active users per month. And, of course, it goes without saying that it’s well deserved.

Today we will tell you everything about this important event and how it was announced.

Instagram monthly active users


On June 20th 2018, Instagram announced at an event in San Francisco that they’ve finally reached the one billion users milestone. Of course, this was something a lot of people were already expecting. After all, Instagram has been growing at a fast pace since it was bought by Facebook in 2012, reaching 800 million users as of September last year.

Instagram is now a global community


During the event, the co-founder of Instagram, Kevin Systrom, made another important announcement. Along with the fact that Instagram had just become a new global community, the launch of a new standalone Instagram app, IGTV, was also announced.

Click here to read everything you need to know about IGTV and how to use it.

IGTV announcement


As we mentioned before, Instagram has continued to grow since it was launched in 2010. In its first year alone, the photo-sharing app surpassed the one million active users milestone.

It was not until after it was bought by Facebook though, that the social platform reached over 50 million active users per month.

Finally, when it comes to other apps, Instagram is close to reaching the same number of users that Facebook Messenger has (1.3b).

Instagram billion active users


Instagram keeps its goals a secret. However, it’s not hard to imagine that they only want the best for us. It might take a while for them to reach the second billion mark.

However, we’re sure that it will be worth the wait. In the meantime, let’s keep using the app and see what Instagram has in store for us in the future.


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