Instagram is bigger than Twitter and Snapchat COMBINED with 500 million users now

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New stats from the the Facebook -owned company reveal that Instagram’s monthly user base has more than doubled in size over the past two years. Photo-sharing app Instagram now has a staggering 500 million users, with more than 300 million people using the photo-sharing app every single day.

An average of 95 million photos and videos are shared onOmega Speedmaster Replica Watches Instagram every day, while the popular platform sees a whopping 4.2 billion likes per day.

By comparison, Twitter has 310 million users, while Snapchat has 100 million.

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According to Instagram, 80% of its users are based outside of the US.

The photo-sharing app is widely considered to be partly responsible for the rapid rise of the selfie, and was also the original home of the Throwback Thursday hastag, which is now used across other social networks.

According to Instagram, in excess of 325 million Throwback Thursday or #TBT hashtags have now been posted.

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Instagram launched back in 2010, with 25,000 downloads of the app on its very first day of release.

Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012 in a deal worth approximately $1 billion (£682 million) in cash and stocks.

Instagram recently ditched its Polaroid camera-inspired logo for a completely new design, resulting in a backlash from disgruntled users who were upset about the change.

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