Instagram: We Have 90 Million Active Users

There was a massive public uproar on the Internet a month ago when Instagram tried changing its Terms of Service (ToS) agreement so that it could sell your pictures for profit. Following the backlash, Instagram tried to say it was a big misunderstanding over standard legalese, and then vowed to change the wording to appease the masses. It appears to have worked.

For the first time, Instagram revealed statistics about its user base, claiming it has over 90 million monthly active users. Some more fun stats to chew on:
  • 40 million photos per day
  • 8,500 Likes per second
  • 1,000 comments per second


Since there are no previous numbers to compare these with, it's impossible to know if Instagram lost a significant portion of its user base as a result of the ToS controversy. Even if it did, however, Instagram clearly has users to spare, especially after being acquired by Facebook.