More than 500 million users now use Instagram every month, of which 300 million use it every single day, and 80% of the total users live outside US, the photo sharing site announced on Tuesday.
While sharing the video, Insta thanked the users in a sweet message, "Today, we're excited to announce our community has grown to more than 500 million Instagrammers — more than 300 million of whom use Instagram every single day. Our community also continues to become even more global, with more than 80 percent living outside of the United States."
As you've captured and shared the moments happening around you, you've formed incredibly varied and diverse communities. Whether you’re an illustrator, a sneakerhead or an astronaut on the International Space Station, every photo and video you share helps bring people closer to friends and interests, broaden perspectives and inspire a sense of wonder. You’ve made Instagram a place where the everyday and the epic are always within reach.
Thank you for your creativity, your openness and your passion for sharing your worlds with one another. We can’t wait to see what you create next.
In a blog post, Instagram said, "Whether you promote adventure, craft or a sense of belonging, every photo and video you share helps bring people closer to interests, broaden perspectives and inspire a sense of wonder. You've made Instagram a place where the everyday and the epic are always within reach".
Earlier Instagram had rolled out an update that makes it easier and faster for iOS users to share photos and videos -- without opening the app.
With the help of share extensions users can now send pictures directly to their feeds from apps like photos.