Instagram now has 150 million monthly active users with more than 60% of them residing outside of the United States. At last tally in June, the app had 130 million monthly active users. In February, the company reached the 100 million monthly active-users milestone.
Instagram, which Facebook acquired in 2012, added video capabilities to its popular photo-sharing app in June. Celebrities and brands quickly latched onto the new feature. Soon, pop star Justin Bieber became the first Instagram user to earn 1 million Likes on a video post.
As of April, nearly half of Instagram’s users are Android users. Instagram launched in late 2010 for iOS users and made the service available for Android users in April 2012.
Comparatively, rival service Vine has 40 million registered users — not to be confused with active users — as of last month.
A week after Facebook’s IPO debuted, Mark Zuckerberg and company reports that it’s entering the smartphone market.
The “Facebook-phone”, codenamed “Buffy”, would run on Android, although Facebook has already hired more than a dozen former Apple iPhone developers. Read More
Since Instagram’s iPhone app hit the App Store in October 2010, Android users have been patiently — and in some cases, not so patiently — awaiting a version for their phones. That day has finally come: Instagram for Android is now available for free download over at Google Play, Google’s store for apps, ebooks and other media.
Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom announced at SXSW in March that the long-awaited Android version of Instagram was on the way. He teased the version on stage, but didn’t provide a demo. A signup page allowing Android users to be notified when the app went live was posted later in the month.
AUSTIN, Texas — Photo-sharing app Instagram has nearly doubled its total number of registered users since December, Instagram founder Kevin Systrom (pictured above) announced Sunday at the South by Southwest conference.
Instagram, which launched two years ago, now boasts 27 million registered users, up from 15 million in December of last year, according to Systrom. Foursquare, by comparison, claims just under 20 million users, and was founded in March of 2009. Read More
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