Instagram Says It Now Has 700 Million Users, Took Just 4 Months to Add 100 Million

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Facebook’s Instagram on Wednesday announced that it now has 700 million users. The company adds that the last 100 million users were added in just four months.

“We’re thrilled to announce that our community has grown to more than 700 million Instagrammers. And the last 100 million of you joined faster than ever,” the company said in announcement blog post.

The photo-sharing service reached 600 million users in December last year and has since added 100 million new users in just four months.

TechCrunch points that Instagram took roughly 6 months to reach another 100 million users after crossing 500 million users in June last year.
The company in its blog post says that features like Stories, Live video, and disappearing messages in Direct has helped it to reach the milestone in short time.

“We’ve made it even easier for people across the globe to join the Instagram community, share their experiences and strengthen connections to their friends and passions. With new features like stories, live video and disappearing messages in Direct, people now have more ways than ever to express themselves and feel closer to what matters to them,” added the company.

To recall, Instagram reached 100 million users in 2013, while it hit 200 million in March 2014. The photo-sharing service reached 300 million and 400 million users in 2014 and 2015 respectively.

For the uninitiated, Facebook bought Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion, its largest acquisition, a deal initially met with scepticism.