The above graph represents the Instagram monthly active users worldwide. Instagram reached a new milestone on December 14, 2021, when it reached 2 billion monthly active users (MAUs) worldwide. It took just over three years for the photo-video sharing platform to gain another billion users.
In June 2018, the global count of monthly active users of Instagram touched 1 billion. Currently, over a billion people around the world are sharing their gorgeous moments of life through Instagram, every month.
Within just 2 months of its launch, over 1 million people started using Instagram on a monthly basis.
Instagram was initially available for iOS users only. In April 2012, the photo-sharing app was made available for Android users, globally. Interestingly, in just one month, the number of monthly active Instagram users increased from 30 million to 50 million.
It was February 2013 when Instagram achieved the much-awaited milestone of 100 million users. It took Instagram little over a year to add another 100 million users to make the total count reach 200 million in March 2014.
Since then growth in the total users of Instagram has been exceptional. In just following 9 months, Instagram added an additional 100 million users and announced the total number of Instagram users clocking 300 million in December 2014.
By the mid of 2016 – within the following 18 months – the number of Instagram users crossed 500 million, marking the exploded adoption of the mobile photo and video sharing app.
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On April 03, 2012, Instagram was released for Android devices. Surprisingly, the Android version of Instagram had surpassed a million downloads in less than a day of availability.
The phenomenal growth of Instagram users soon attracted the eyeballs of Mark Zuckerberg. On April 09, 2012, Facebook acquired Instagram for a whopping $1 billion in a combination of cash and shares. The acquisition of Instagram was dubbed as the most strategic move by Facebook at that time.
On June 20, 2013, Facebook introduced a 15-sec video sharing feature on Instagram to attract advertisers.
On June 20, 2018, Instagram launched IGTV, a long-form video-sharing app, intended to compete against YouTube.
The Photo and Video sharing app has been adding more interesting features such as Instagram Stories, Music on Instagram Stories, Checkout on Instagram, etc. to make it more popular among teens across the world.
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