Instagram has surpassed one of the most popular social media platforms, Twitter, and announced that it now has more than 300 million users across the globe. Instagram is the most popular photo-sharing app and site and has just announced in a blog post its latest user figures. The announcement was made by Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s chief executive. He added in a blog post on Wednesday that Instagram has users who share more than 70 million photos and videos daily.
Another important announcement made by Instagram, besides the fact that Instagram is bigger than Twittter, was that it added a special feature that verifies a celebrity’s authenticity. The celebrity badges are for actors, musicians, athletes and famous brands. These badges make it easier for users to identify and connect with their favorite stars.
Twitter also uses these verified badges, which are small icons that are next to the person’s name. The small icons denote that the identity of the famous people have been verified and confirmed by the social media platform. Systrom said that the Instagram badges will be available in few days.
Instagram has been really involved in improving the authenticity of Instagram accounts lately. It has deactivated a lot of spam accounts to make sure every account is valid and there are no identity thefts.
This means that the “spam” accounts that have been deleted will no longer be included in the follower counts. Some users will see that the number of people who follow them on Instagram has changed. Instagram advises the users not to worry, there is nothing wrong with their accounts, Instagram has just been doing some winter cleansing.
Many believe Instagram is bigger than Twitter, mostly because Facebook purchased it a while back. Since one of the purchases of the year, Instagram (and Facebook) has been enjoying some strong user figures .
Facebook has more than 1.3 billion users and is the leader of the social media. According to a recent survey Facebook attracts 66% of its monthly visitors in the US.
Instagram is second place with 43% of monthly users in the US and Twitter is on third place with 40%.