Instagram Reaches 200M Monthly Active Users

InstagramStatsTimeline650It’s milestone time for Instagram, as the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network announced in a blog post that it has reached 200 million monthly active users.

Instagram launched Oct. 6, 2010, and it reached the 100 million MAU mark last February and the 150 million MAU mark last September.

Other statistics shared by Instagram included:

  • 65 percent of its users are outside of the U.S.
  • More than 20 billion photos have been shared.
  • There are some 1.6 billion daily likes.
  • An average of about 60 million photos is uploaded daily.

Instagram said in its blog post:

Today, we’re excited to share that the Instagram community has grown to more than 200 million Instagrammers capturing and sharing their lives every month.

From documenting a passion for jazz to the protests in Kiev, we’re continually surprised and humbled by the moments you share. As we exceed 20 billion photos shared on Instagram to date, we look back in wonder at the beauty and importance of everything this community has created.

The vibrancy and diversity of this community has increased as it has grown. Over the past six months, we’ve seen new communities coming together in cities and towns across the world, whether they be in Guthrie, Okla., or Guatemala City. With January’s Worldwide InstaMeet 8, we saw record turnouts of communities coming together to form friendships, explore new places, and celebrate creativity in all corners of the globe, from New Delhi to New York, Bucharest (Romania), Nairobi (Kenya), and beyond.

To the 50 million of you who’ve joined in the past six months, welcome. We’re so glad you’re here. And from our team to all 200 million of you, thank you for making Instagram great. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create next.

Readers: When will Instagram reach 250 million MAUs?

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