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Instagram is now used by 500 million people

Instagram has announced that the popular social network is now used by 500 million people, and that a majority of those folks access it every day.

In a blog post, the company stated:

Today, we're excited to announce our community has grown to more than 500 million Instagrammers — more than 300 million of whom use Instagram every single day. Our community also continues to become even more global, with more than 80 percent living outside of the United States.

Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, has been busy adding new features and improvements over the past few months, including allowing users to upload videos that are as long as 60 seconds. In May, it introduced a new logo and a redesign of the app itself, and in June it rolled out its new feed algorithm that is supposed to place the posts that users want to see most at the top of the feed.

55 Comments
  • Damn. Thank god I'm not in those 500 million. 
  • Same.
  • You're in those 6.5 billion
  • I agree. Too many damn social networks. Facebook, twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. I don't know how people have time to sit there and use them all every day
  • Well, when you have nothing to do it gives you plenty of time to scream for attention to try and make yourself feel important. "OMG this sandwich is delish!"
  • I use it a lot lately for business purposes, but I use 6Tag, because the official instagram app is AWFUL on every single platform.
  • And am not one of them
  • Wow
  • Cool. I just activated two accounts.
  • This, but just one for me! It seems to be pretty cool.
  • You really suck at maths, do you know that?
  • Ohh hell how did I wrote that
  • And grammer as well.
  • 'grammar', dear sir!
  • All 1 million of your accounts?
  • Wow, your math skills are "awesome" 500000 - 1 = 499999
  • I hate to break it to you, but I doubt you are a nation the size of South Korea.
  • Hahahaha.
  • Cool of you to have 51 million accounts.
  • C'mon guys I don't know how I wrote that.
  • That makes it 51 million accounts? O_O
  • I edited it .
  • That still makes it 1 million accounts. Or the population of Montana.
  • Deactivated mine due to too many spam user accounts bombarding me with follow requests even when my account is set to private.
  • I know! it's annoying all those marketing users wants to sell their fake watches and sunglasses!!!
  • Just block those accounts
  • Then more and more come and request to follow you. It doesn't stop!
  • I prefer the old news feed....
  • yes!
  • Same here!
  • Did anyone on W10M get the new feed yet?
  • Yes 80% are from outside the US, because way more than 80% people leave outside the US -_- ... *Lame Fact*
  • These kind of apps make life more complicating, at least for me.
  • Not trying to belittle or question your feelings. But how exactly?
  • Because when I used those apps it was nonstop people screaming for me to pay attention to them. Someone would post a picture of a sandwich and then text me asking me if I had seen the best sandwich they have every eaten, like OMG! The best thing I ever did was cancel my Facebook account. I don't miss it at all. No more posts of people walking through the mall, taking endless selfies to try and show people how cute they are or how awesome their vacation is, even though they didn't actually experience any of the vacation because they were too busy trying to take selfies pretending they were having more fun than any other person on the planet. Social media seems to be for narcissists. Not always, but mostly. People constantly needing to have their egos stroked because they have nothing else important going on in their life. Pay attention to me, pay attention to me!
  • I would use the app more if it loaded my picture folders faster on Windows Phone
  • Dude, use 6tag. Its much better
  • Much more better than we chat..
  • new feed algorithm is flawed..
  • I am proud to be a Windows 10 user among 300 million users and a Windows Insider.
  • 500m users, 200m bot/fake users
  • Need a PC/Tablet app.
  • 0.01 mil people belongs to MS users
  • How is that possible when there's only 7 million people on Earth??? Posted from my HUAWEI P9 lite
  • It is a mystery...
  • 7 billion!
  • Hey.. I got super karoke app for wp10 .karoke plus. And karoke.. It far better than previous one.. And like android app.
  • I have two Instagram account, one for my "Smartphone Photography" hobby and one for my personal photos and, activities for my family and friends to see.
  • 2016, I still have no idea what`s the use of Instagram / Twitter / Snapchat (this I really don`t get) / Tinder / Pinterest ...And then I see people going bananas over one of them missing from Win ... to be honest they are way too many of them.
  • Tinder is clear cut dating app,atleast people know what they are signing into
  • What useful comes out of Instagram?
  • Instagram + Twitter = Facebook .. at least from my perspective ... i still don`t get Snapchat.
  • Bring in a universal app for me to use in the desktop, then we'll talk.
  • Application crashes a lot while playing video only, any way to report it for support
  • I am also unable to play videos