Instagram overtakes Twitter

Instagram Overtakes Twitter!

Did you know that over 300 million people use Instagram each month? Just 9 months ago Instagram had 200 million users, and 284 million just 6 weeks ago. However, after being created in 2010, it has now officially overtaken Twitter in the amount of monthly users with over 300 million.

Instagram is an easy and effective platform for users to share inspiring moments and keep up-to-date with friends. You can simply take a picture or video and share it via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or many more services. It also provides users with a wide range of tools to help customize their content, such as using filters, and enables users to send a private message to others instead of publicly sharing posts. The most followed Instagram user is currently Taylor Swift with over 47m followers. Kim Kardashian is in a close second with over 46m followers.

Instagram was purchased by Facebook in 2012 for £628m, which in 2013 grew in popularity by 13%, while Facebook only grew by 3%. Instagram commented that they are “fast becoming a place to house the worlds visual history” and plans to continue growing in popularity.