Instagram today announced that it has surpassed the mark of 400 million users worldwide. The new announcement comes barely nine months after the social platform hit the 300 million mark in December last year.
Facebook-owned Instagram is getting bigger all across the globe. The platform, which was released as a free app back in October 2010, now claims to have more than 75 percent users living outside of the US. This certainly shows that there are more Instagrammers outside the boundaries of the US.
“Our community has evolved to be even more global, with more than 75 percent living outside of the US. To all the new Instagrammers: welcome! Among the last 100 million to join, more than half live in Europe and Asia. The countries that added the most Instagrammers include Brazil, Japan and Indonesia,” the company wrote in a blog post.
The 400 million mark is enough for Instagram to show how bigger it is getting against Twitter’s 316 million users. The platform was acquired by Facebook in April 2012 for $1 billion to take on Twitter and similar photo-sharing platforms including Flickr.
In the past few months Instagram changed a lot from what it was in the initial stage. From Instagram ads to landscape photos and videos orientation and trending tags and places, the platform got several significant changes that helped in getting over 100 million users in about last nine months.
Apart from revealing the new user base, Instagram says that more than 80 million photos per day shared on its platform. These include some popular moments like the first full-frame surface image of Pluto by NASA and some daily celebrations by millions of Instagrammers.
Though Instagram has not yet officially revealed about how Android and iOS users are divided on its platform, a previous third-party report mentioned that the splits are in equal numbers, with 50 percent users on Android and 50 percent on iOS.