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CANNES, France—Word circulated here on Monday that Instagram had surpassed the 500 million monthly user mark, and the social app announced today that it has in fact met that milestone.
What's remarkable about the feat is that Instagram has gained about 100 million users in the last nine months. What's more, the social platform has gained about 200 million users in the last year and a half.
Other digital properties that have gained a half billion users include Facebook and Facebook-owned Messenger and WhatsApp.