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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

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9 thoughts on “A new milestone- Instagram records 700 million active users”

  1. 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.

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