There’s no denying Instagram is extremely popular, but where some might be thinking (or maybe hoping) that the photo sharing app’s growth is slowing down, that doesn’t seem to be the case. According to numbers released by the company itself, Instagram just broke the 150 million monthly active user mark.
The first time Instagram gave a tally of the number of active users
taking photos of their food “capturing and sharing moments every month” was in January, when the app hit 90 million monthly active users.
The company then made another announcement at the end of February, when the 100 million milestone was hit, but since then there has been no talk of numbers — until yesterday.
According to a post on the Instagram blog, the soon-to-be-monetized app now has a full 50 million more active users each month than it did at the end of February. That’s almost 50 million new users added in just over 6 months, which translates into an average monthly growth rate of about 8 million.
But that might not even be the fastest the app can grow. Remember, Instagram has continued to grow despite an acquisition by Facebook (that not everyone was a fan of) and a Terms of Service debacle that drove many users away.
It makes sense, then, that Instagram would take the time in the announcement to not only dole out some statistics, but thank their dedicated user base as well.
“To the 50 million of you who’ve joined in the last six months, welcome,” reads the post. “And from our team to all 150 million of you, thank you for making Instagram great. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create next.”