Instagram’s Android user base touches nearly 50 million within a year of its launch on the platform

It’s been a year since Instagram landed on the Android platform and the folks at the photo-sharing social network seem to be in a celebratory mood. In a post detailing their achievements from the past year, Instagram announced that nearly half of its 100 million monthly users are on the Android platform.

Ever since its launch about two and a half years back, Instagram has been riding high on the popularity chariots and is gaining popularity amongst the socializing enthusiasts over the Internet. It allows clicking as well as easy photo-sharing within the app as well as on other partnered platforms like Facebook.

After a long wait, Android users finally got to use Instagram on their phones and the app garnered a million downloads in the first 24 hours of launch. The popularity though seemed to waiver a bit as Facebook acquired Instagram and changed its policies which saw disgruntled users leave the photo-sharing social network.

It has steadily won back its fans since then and hitting 100 million monthly users was a huge achievement indeed. It’ll be interesting to see if and when the number of active Instagram users on Android surpasses the number of Instagram users on iOS. Windows Phone users on the other hand still wait for an official app and in the meanwhile have to make do with Nokia’s #2instawithlove app.

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