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15 Fast Facts about Instagram

1. Instagram launched as an iPhone app on October 6th, 2010. By December 2010, Instagram had one million registered users (it took foursquare a year to reach this milestone and Twitter two years). Currently (February 2015) Instagram has over 300 million active users.

2. The Android version received over 430,000 pre-registrations and when it finally released on 3rd April 2012, it was downloaded over a million times in less than 12 hours.

3. Number of likes per day is 1.2 billion; that’s 8500 likes per second

4. There are 57 million photos bearing #selfie hashtag and its many variations on Instagram.

5. National Geographic is the brand that has most number of followers with the followers count of 8,131,457+

6. New York city is the most geotagged city and Times Square the most geotagged place

7. On an average, 700 photos are uploaded every second on Instagram.
15 Facts about Instagram
8. The United States, Japan and Brazil are the countries with highest number of users.

9. Justin Bieber is the most followed person on Instagram.

10. Facebook purchased Instagram in 2012 for $1 billion in cash and stock.

11. When it was bought by Facebook Instagram had only 13 employees.

12. In june 2013, Instagram launched it’s new video function. 5 million videos were uploaded within the first 24 hours

13. A photo of Will Smith and Justin Bieber is the most liked photo with 1.52 Million Likes.

14. #love was the most used hashtag in the year 2013.

15. May Fair Photo Filter generated the most number of Likes.
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