Instagram Reaches 100 Million Monthly Active Users

By Justin Lafferty 

A few months after Facebook celebrated its big 1 billion monthly active user mark, Instagram has a little bragging to do of its own. Facebook’s photo-sharing network announced Tuesday that it hit the 100 million MAU mark.

Instagram, founded in October 2010, now has 100 million MAUs sharing 40 million pictures per day, clicking 8,500 likes per second, and posting 1,000 comments per second.

Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom discussed in a blog post his company’s humble beginnings and wrote about what it has been like to see the company grow over the past few years:

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 100 million people who call Instagram home, we say thank you. Thank you for sharing your world and inspiring us all to do the same.

The Instagram team has also started the #InstagramMeansToMe hashtag from the official company account, encouraging users to share their own stories about the photo network.

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