Back in June Instagram had already announced that it has crossed half a million users mark. In less than six months, the photo-sharing site has added another 100 million users. Instagram has now announced that it has over 600 million monthly active users, which is also the company’s fastest growth rate ever. 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
Instagram‘s user base has literally doubled in size from 300 million monthly users to 600 million monthly users in just two years. Specifically speaking, it took Instagram nine months to grow from 400 million users to 500 million users. The app has seen a lot of changes and development this year. According to a report, 80 percent of Instagram s users are from outside the US, and in a day, the photo-sharing app witnesses over 95 million posts, with around 4.2 million likes.
Instagram has recently been on a feature-launch spree, and most of them seem to be inspired by Snapchat. Instagram stories, for one is a big hit and the company recently announced that the feature has garnered 100 million daily active users worldwide in just two months.
This year, Facebook-owned Instagram has undergone a lot of changes in terms of looks and features. It got a new black-and-white design, and also a new logo. It has also steadily moved beyond being an app to share photos, and has introduced disappearing live video and messaging features. Ephemeral Direct Messages have been rolled out in India, while Facebook Live-like live streaming feature will soon be rolled out. ALSO READ: Facebook Live video feature is coming to desktops soon
On roll out, users will be able to swipe right to access the camera and Instagram will show you the Live option in a red dialogue box on top. Once you go live, your profile picture that appears in the Stories bar will get an icon so that your followers know that you are live-streaming. Instagram has also improved its video feature by integrating Boomerang and @mentions to make the stories on Instagram more engaging.