Is Anyone Still Using Instagram?
After the brutal beat down that Instagram received when it changed it’s Terms of Service, some questioned if the company would be able to survive the deep decline of users that were jumping ship. A few weeks later and Instagram is finally responding to some of these accusations releasing their user numbers and surprisingly they are actually witnessing growth rather than decline. The company released numbers that shows at last count over 90 million users are actively using the service posting over 40 million photos a day.
“Instagram continues to see very strong growth around the world,” Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told AllThingsD. “With many of the product and internationalization improvements we’ve made, we’ve been excited to see these efforts resonate with users globally.”
The numbers released reflect a 10% increase from December to January, however no specifics on the breakdown of Android vs iOS users or any other specifics. Since it’s privacy scandal in December Instagram has changed up it’s TOS yet again and vows not to use photos for advertising. At the time of controversy some reports had suggested that as many as 25% of it’s users were deleting their account. But now that we got data direct from the horses mouth it appears that people actually stuck around and in fact 90-million are still actively using the service.