Instagram hits 100 Million Monthly users- Detailed report
The most popular photo sharing cum Social Networking site Instagram has crossed all the barriers and reached to the new height of success. It has now more than 100 Million active users a month. It seems it has finally reached to Facebook’s 1% of users, as we all know that Facebook has over 1 Billion active users a month. Instagram has announced and it goes viral. You can have all the details of this announcement in this article. Keep on reading!
We had a news a few months back that Facebook has bought Instagram worth $1 Billion, but due to some payment delays and other messy things it is yet to be taken by Facebook. Meanwhile, Instagram has been growing and doing just great in the current times and it’s working hardly nowadays to unleash some new effects to its features list.
Today, instagram has announced this news and make almost everyone amazed. Instagram has grown into a very big and popular Social Netwroking giant with more than 100 Million Active users a month. This is the great news for many Insta fans out there. Why Instagram has grown like this in such a short period of time? Well, the answer is simple. If you are using this app on your smart devices, you probably might have known about it. If you’re not, you will get it by now.
Instagram is a free photo sharing application which has a ton of stunning features in it. You can take photos through it, can add an appropriate effect on to it, can edit it, crop it and many more. In other words, it’s more like an app to loads up all the photographic things within it. Instagram is available in almost all kinds of mobile platforms. Like Android, iOS, Windows and all the others. If you are a user of these devices you are just a step away.
Instagram has announced this news via its own blog. Here we have some words spoken by the Co- founder of Instagram, Kevin. (Published on Instagram’s official blog)
Instagram’s first office had few redeeming qualities—and insulation was not one of them. There were only two of us, so we rented desks in a co-working space on a pier over San Francisco Bay. At night, it was common to find us working in winter jackets huddled over our laptops where the air was so cold we could see our breath. It was October 2010 when we launched Instagram, and San Francisco had dealt us a particularly unforgiving and chilly fall.
One night soon after launch, about a half-mile away, Giants Stadium was full of fans cheering on their team in a race for the NLCS against the Philadelphia Phillies. You see, having so little insulation in the office had an unintended consequence of being able to hear the crowd roar every time someone hit a long ball out towards McCovey Cove. Back in the office, we’d lift our heads up from code with every eruption of the fans, wondering who was at bat, what had happened, and whether the ball had made it or not. We never knew, but that wasn’t the point.
While we may only have had a few thousand people around the world using Instagram that night, we had a sense that maybe through Instagram we could tune in to what was happening just a few steps away. With a few quick commands at his terminal, my co-founder Mike’s screen filled with images of the game: the bullpen, dugout, concession stands, cheering fans and a panoramic view from somewhere up high. In a matter of hours, the people in that stadium had recorded moments in time through Instagram and allowed us to tune into an event while we sat a half a mile away, working—winter coats and all.
For the first time, we understood why Instagram was going to be different. We understood the power of images to connect people to what was happening in the world around them. And, although Instagram had a fraction of the user base it does today, that night we saw a preview of what Instagram would enable at a much larger scale down the road.
Now, nearly two and a half years later, over 100 million people use Instagram every month. It’s easy to see this as an accomplishment for a company, but I think the truth is that it’s an accomplishment for our community. Now, more than ever, people are capturing the world in real-time using Instagram—sharing images from the farthest corners of the globe. What we see as a result is a world more connected and understood through photographs.
Of the 100 million people on Instagram, there are stories that awe us: stories like Kathryn Mahoney’s (@nineteenfiftyone). Kathryn is an aid worker for the United Nations in the most remote refugee camp in Southern Sudan. She shares vivid photos of the day-to-day life of the people who live in Yida as well as the struggles and triumphs of the UN’s work there. From thousands of miles away, Kathryn reminds us of the power of images to educate and inspire.
There are love stories that move us, like the story of Cory (@withhearts) and Bethany (@bethanyolson) who began following each other a year and a half ago at the suggestion of a mutual photographer friend. After trading likes on photos, meeting for coffee, and finally joining up for a photowalk, a mutual interest in photography turned into dating. To this day, they still go on photography adventures and explore the world together with Instagram in tow.
And there are inspiring stories of small businesses and artisans. Mission Bicycle (@missionbicycle), a small, independent manufacture in san Francisco, has amassed nearly 50,000 followers as they share the photos from their daily work of making beautiful bicycles by hand. Similarly, Sightglass Coffee (@sightglass) shares photos from their harvesting grounds in El Salvador and Ethiopia to remind us that even a local business has global connections.
Images have the ability to connect people from all backgrounds, languages and cultures. They connect us to aid workers halfway across the world in Sudan, to entrepreneurs in San Francisco and even to events in our own backyards. Instagram, as a tool to inspire and connect, is only as powerful as the community it is made of. For this reason, we feel extremely lucky to have the chance to build this with all of you. So from our team to the hundred million people who call Instagram home, we say thank you. Thank you for sharing your world and inspiring us all to do the same.
People love to use this app in their routine life. It can show off your life style with a good sense. There are many other options like you can like your friends photos, comment on to them and all the other options are well kept here. It’s fun to use this app.
More over all the users of Instagram do love to share their stories through pictures, some business stories and some fun giving clicks. You can redirect your app to the other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. However, there is a mess between Instagram and Twitter, you are not allowed to integrate with Twitter anymore. We are techno people and we do love such apps. This was all about the recent techno movements and a very popular photo sharing app, Instagram.