21st January 2021

Instagram now has over 500 million users!

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Instagram has reached over 500 million users and shared this post with the world:

“Today, we’re excited to announce our community has grown to more than 500 million Instagrammers,  more than 300 million of whom use Instagram every single day. Our community also continues to become even more global, with more than 80 percent living outside of the United States.

As you’ve captured and shared the moments happening around you, you’ve formed incredibly varied and diverse communities. Whether you’re an illustrator, a sneakerhead or an astronaut on the International Space Station, every photo and video you share helps bring people closer to friends and interests, broadens perspectives and inspires a sense of wonder. You’ve made Instagram a place where the everyday and the epic are always within reach.

Thank you for your creativity, your openness and your passion for sharing your worlds with one another. We can’t wait to see what you create next.”

The app has seen growth in its almost 6 years, having been founded in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and then later sold to Facebook for $1billion in 2012. The photo and video sharing app has connected millions, quite literally, across the world, letting people catch up on what’s trending, and going back in time to see their older photos as memories, and finding inspiration for fashion and life in general.

They reached the 300 million user mark in December 2014 and 400 million users in September 2015.

If you have never tried using Instagram, here’s what it’s all about.

Sandi

Tech blogger. Gadget junkie. Life lover. I love eyeliner. Miller runs through my veins.

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