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Instagram hits 600 million users

The Instagram logo is displayed on a smartphone on December 20, 2012 in Paris. Instagram backed down on December 18, 2012 from a planned policy change that appeared to clear the way for the mobile photo sharing service to sell pictures without compensation, after users cried foul. Changes to the Instagram privacy policy and terms of service set to take effect January 16 had included wording that appeared to allow people's pictures to be used by advertisers at Instagram or Facebook worldwide, royalty-free.   AFP PHOTO / LIONEL BONAVENTURE        (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Written by Kamil Arli

Instagram now has over 600 million users.

It appears that the rise of Snapchat and all its Spectacles fun have yet to slow Instagram’s growth: the Facebook-owned company today announced that it has reached 600 million monthly active users, doubling its figure from 2014.

100 MILLION MONTHLY ACTIVE USERS WERE ADDED IN THE PAST SIX MONTHS

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Of that statistic, 100 million monthly active users were added in the past six months — Instagram’s last milestone announcement was back in June of this year. Since then, Instagram introduced one of its biggest feature to date: Instagram Stories, a near-carbon copy of Snapchat. It also added the ability to delete followers from your private account and filter out abusive words this month, alongside an ephemeral live video function to users in the US.

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IT IS NO TOY GLASSES BUT INSTAGRAM’S BEEN KEEPING THIS YEAR

It’s no toy glasses, but Instagram’s been keeping busy this year and that seems to be enough to attract new users and keep ‘em on board… even if feeds are still out of chronological order.

Source: theverge

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