Instagram exceeds Twitter with more than 300 million monthly users
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There are more than 300 million active users per month on Instagram, a number that puts the photo sharing service ahead of microbloging Twitter Twitter network. The company’s Chief Executive announced that with the growth of Instagram is necessary give further steps, including guaranteeing users the authenticity of profiles on the site. Therefore, the checking accounts will spend Instagram and delete those which are confirmed false.
When it comes to number of users, sharing photos and videos, social networks, we refer always to millions. In the case of Instagram, and according to its CEO Kevin Systrom, since the service was created four years ago have been shared 70 million images and videos per day, mostly by people between 18 and 24 years and out of the United States, according to data from eMarketer.
The Instagram surpasses the Twitter on monthly users count-currently microbloging Twitter network has 284 million – but gets behind the Whatsapp (600 million) and the Messenger (500 million), which similarly to Kevin Systrom company were acquired by Facebook, the social network that has about 1.3 billion users.
“We are thrilled to see this community to increase and to watch these amazing relationships where people share passions and travel”, writes Kevin Systrom.
The CEO stresses the company’s growth and the steps that have been giving to improve the experience of who enters the world Instagram. Systrom recalls that last November, has changed the “explore” icon, which came to be represented by a magnifying glass, and divide into two submenus: “Pictures”, which already existed, and “People”. The latter submenu lets you find new users accounts to follow.
The responsible admits, however, that failure to answer a question that often arises through the users: How can one ensure that an account of a celebrity or a brand is real? Systrom announces in a statement that the Instagram will check the accounts of public figures and athletes, for example, to ensure that when a user searches for one of those personalities arise your account officer. These checks will begin in the next few days, ensures the CEO. In addition to this measure, the Instagram will disable all fake accounts and spam, preventing it from being retrieved. There are still websites where you can buy cheap Instagram followers to help boost your account and get it to look more popular.
The Instagram was bought in 2012 by Facebook for a billion dollars (764 million euros). At the time, Facebook has indicated that the idea was to develop the application of photographs as a standalone application and does not integrate in the social network, keeping all of its current features, including the ability to share images with other services like Tumbrl or Twitter, for example.