Sunday, September 27

Instagram shares 80 million photos per day, including those from Nigeria

Facebook-owned Instagram has more reasons to celebrate since the last one year. The photo sharing social app now has more than 400 million users, with 100 million joining in less than one year.

In a blog post announcing this milestone, the company said its users now share 80 million photos per day; making it one of the most interactive social apps available.

Most of its additions over the last one year have been from countries outside of the United States, with celebrities like England football legend David Beckham and World Cup winner Toni Kroos who plays for Real Madrid, former Olympic athlete Caitlyn Jenner, Indonesian entertainment duo Raffi and Nagita, and South Korean rapper Choi Seung-Hyun, aka T.O.P.

“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,” Instagram stated in a blog post.

With 400 million users of the app, Instagram now has more members than Twitter—based on the last update the microblogging platform gave to the public. Twitter had while releasing results of its Q2 FY2015 earnings last July, declared that it now counts 316 million users of its service.

Instagram was launched five years ago, and has since grown to become one of the most used social media app; even among celebrities in Nigeria and other African countries. Celebrities like Tonto Dikeh, Don Jazzy, Juliet Ibrahim, Omoni Oboli, Mercy Aigbe Gentry, Genevieve Nnaji, and the likes, have continued to connect with their fans through the app by posting different pictures.

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