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Facebook’s photo sharing service is starting to show some impressive user stats. Just nine months after hitting 200 million monthly active users, Instagram has passed the 300 million threshold. Meanwhile, WhatsApp has 600 million monthly active users and Facebook Messenger has 500 million. Instagram is far past Snapchat, which reportedly has 100 million monthly actives.

With the news, [company]Instagram[/company] also announced that it will be introducing verified profiles for public figures and companies.

Here’s a table of the latest Instagram stats and where the company stands compared to March:

December 2014 March 2014
Monthly actives: 300 million 200 million
International: More than 70 percent of users outside U.S. 65 percent of users outside U.S.
Photos Shares: More than 30 billion to date 20 billion
Daily Likes: 2.5 billion (average) 1.6 billion (average)
Photos/day: 70 million (average) 60 million (average)

2 Responses to “Instagram hits 300M monthly active users, plans verified profiles”

  1. bill richards

    why was our government so stupid as to allow FACEBOOK to buy INSTAGRAM?

    our stupid leaders allowed the #1 Social Network to buy the #2 Social Network.

    Facebook would have real competition today if it had to COMPETE against Instagram

    Also, consumers would have choice and Facebook would not be able to run roughshod over consumers privacy

    Consumer’s have been hurt over and over by Facebook.

    The Government needs to look at the Facebook Monopoly and separate it from Instagram.

    Facebook should have NEVER been allowed to buy Instagram.

    That is against Anti-Trust laws.

    Instagram had 40+ million members at the time.

    Can Coke buy Pepsi?

    • The total market share of FB + IG is < 50% of MAU accross all social networking platforms and does not stifle competition whatsoever.

      If you have a problem with it, go make a better social network. Just like Facebook did to MySpace.