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Instagram has 90 million active users

Smiles for the camera app
Fri Jan 18 2013, 09:47

LUNCH, CAT, AND GOATEE CATALOGUING SERVICE Instagram has revealed how many users it has and how active they are.

The service that lets people take hipsterish pictures was recently absorbed by Facebook, where a mooted change to its terms and conditions caused controversy and raised talk about a mass exodus from the service.

Since then Instagram has opened up a little, releasing some information to the press about who uses it and how much they use it.

Instagram reported that it has 90 million active users every month who share 40 million photos a day. We do not know if they are all of lunch, Penny Farthing bicycles and cats.

A Facebook spokesperson said that the number of active users recently increased by 10 percent from the previous month, but did not provide any more numbers.

It's not all about sharing photos, those users are being social with each other. Instagram said that it sees 8,500 likes per second and 1,000 comments per second.

The service said it has become more social in recent months, letting its users add web profiles and internet sharing, but it has also made some antisocial moves.

It axed picture previews on Twitter at the end of last year, and revealed that it would start sharing its users' data with Facebook. Then reportedly as much as 25 percent of its user base left.

It is interesting then that the company has come straight out with its 90 million "active users" number rather than just a "users" number. Twitter, by comparison has 200 million active users and Facebook "more than" one billion. µ


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