Instagram adds 100 mn users in four months to hit 700 mn

COTD_4.24 instagram vs snapchat

COTD_4.24 instagram vs snapchat

Instagram Stories reached 200 million daily active users earlier this month, eclipsing the 161 million total daily users Snap Inc. last announced. Thereafter, the service kept on adding 100 million users nearly every nine months, until December, when it announced it had breached the 600 million mark. Instagram's combined ephemeral and permanent messaging feature Direct, also inspired by Snapchat, recently hit 375 million monthly users. In 2013, Instagram grew by 23%, while Facebook grew only by 3%. With Instagram firing on all cylinders, FB stock could ride this wave much much higher. It may have lost its focus as a photography platform but is demonstrating it can succeed as a wider social community.

"We've made it even easier for people across the globe to join the Instagram community, share their experiences and strengthen connections to their friends and passions", the company said in a blog post. Among the most recent evidences of this growth are Collections, a way for people to sort and categorize saved posts; an offline mode; and new Sticker features for another one of its services, Stories. It seems the copycat features are accelerating its growth.

In August of past year, the app rolled out Instagram Stories, which lets users create 10-second video clips and share them with a select group of followers that disappears in 24 hours - which many will say is a mirror of Snapchat Stories.

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The company announced that its user base has grown to 700 million, gathering 100 million users in less than four months. Systrom said the company analyzes areas that hinders the service and tries to get rid of them. If you just look at Facebook's portfolio, few offerings have fewer than a billion users each. "My favorite thing to ask the team is, how large do you think Instagram will be eventually?"

Twitter, during a similar time period, added just under ten million new users to its network. Instagram keeps getting bigger, while Snapchat's user growth rate has been declining since the former launched its Stories feature.

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