Instagram has released official monthly active user data for people using the photo sharing service on a regular basis.
This is the first time Instagram has released data that reveals actual user numbers after having been acquired by Facebook for $1 billion.
The following statistics, that reveal a growth in user numbers, were published on Instagram’s press centre:
- 90 million Monthly Active Users
- 40 million Photos Per Day
- 8500 Likes Per Second
- 1000 Comments Per Second
The results follow published reports, claiming that Instagram’s user base was rapidly declining due to a controversial proposal to change its terms and conditions.
The New York Post reported in December 2012 that Instagram users had fallen fromÂ 16.4 million to 12.5 million.
Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told AllThingsD that, â€œInstagram continues to see very strong growth around the world. With many of the product and internationalization improvements weâ€™ve made, weâ€™ve been excited to see these efforts resonate with users globally.”