Half of Instagram’s Users Now on Android

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Half of Instagram’s Users Now on AndroidIt may seem like Instagram has been around forever, and, to be fair, for iOS users the app is part of the App Store fabric, launching way back in October 2010. For Android users, though, Instagram is still a fairly new concept having only arrived on the Google OS exactly one year ago today – 17 months and 30 million users after iPhone owners had filtered photos to their heart’s content.

To celebrate the one year anniversary of its arrival on Android, Instagram has shared on its blog that in its short existence on the platform, Android is now responsible for almost half of all of the photo-sharing app’s users.

On the day of its launch last year, over one million people downloaded Instagram and in February of this year, the company announced that the app had reached the 100 million-user milestone – growing by 10 million from January. From this, we can expect Android to boast around 50 million Instagrammers and the Google Play Store showing that the app has been downloaded between 50 and 100 million times supports that claim.

“We’re working hard to make the app fast and easy to use, and we’re dedicated to always bringing you the best Instagram experience possible,” Philip McAllister of Instagram’s Android team wrote on the company blog. “So to all of our Instagrammers on Android, thank you for helping to make this community amazing. We’re glad you’re here”

With this many users, I’m sure Instagram will be glad. The popularity of the app continues to grow, even after Twitter took the step to block pictures from appearing in tweets and with Facebook set to announce a customized Android UI today, users numbers will surely only carry on in one direction – up!

– Anthony Carter

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