Twitter co-founder Evan Williams doesn’t seem to care about Instagram’s active userbase. When Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom informed that their platform now had more active userbase than Twitter, Williams shrugged it off as not so important. Also Read - Instagram testing new Collab feature for posts, Reels: Here's how it worksAlso Read - Instagram Sensitive Control feature launched: Here's how to limit sensitive content in Explore tab
Williams told Fortune that ‘he doesn’t give a shit about numbers’ and said that Instagram stands nowhere close to Twitter, when it comes to impacting people’s lives. Also Read - Twitter Voice Tweets rolling out for iOS: What are they, how to send
“It’s a question of breadth versus depth. Why is users the only thing we talk about? If you think about the impact Twitter has on the world versus Instagram, it’s pretty significant. It’s at least apples to oranges. Twitter is what we wanted it to be. It’s this real-time information network where everything in the world happens on Twitter important stuff breaks on Twitter and world leaders have conversations on Twitter. If that’s happening, I frankly don’t give a shit if Instagram has more people looking at pretty pictures. Twitter makes a hell of a lot more money than Instagram, if that’s what Wall Street cares about,” Williams told the publication.
Yesterday, Facebook-owned Instagram announced that it now has 300 million active userbase worldwide. In comparison, Twitter has 284 million active users.