Published On: Wed, Jun 22nd, 2016

East Africa: Instagram Users Hit 500 Million

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1466560157682Instagram has announced that it now has more than 500 million monthly actives — and more than 300 million who using the app every day.

Instagram made the annoucement on its [blog] on Tuesday June 21, 2016. The company also listed the following interesting data points:

Instagram’s (monthly) user base more than doubled in size over the past two years, adding 100 million active users faster than the previous 100 million.

More than 80% of the Instagram community is outside the US.

Instagram has more than 100 million monthly actives in the US.

More than 95 million photos and videos share per day, on average

4.2 billion likes per day, on average

The company has published and infographic representing a snapshot of the milestone – Donwload if here.

Amy Cole, head of brand development for EMEA at Instagrams, said, “It’s incredible to think that in just five and a half years, the Instagram community has grown to half a billion. It’s exciting that we’re still growing so fast – the community has more than doubled over the past two years – and now 300 million are using Instagram every day. Brands have always been a key part of our community – and as the community continues to grow, so does the opportunity for advertisers.” >>more