Instagram has announced that it has crossed a hefty new milestone, noting that the photo sharing service now has 400 million active monthly users. This marks an increase of 100 million over the 300 million monthly active users that Instagram reported in December 2014. The Facebook-owned company says that the majority of these new users come from parts of Europe and Asia:
We are thrilled to announce that the Instagram community has grown to more than 400 million strong. While milestones like this are important, what really excites us is the way that visual communication makes the world feel a little bit smaller to every one of us.
Our community has evolved to be even more global, with more than 75 percent living outside of the US. To all the new Instagrammers: welcome! Among the last 100 million to join, more than half live in Europe and Asia. The countries that added the most Instagrammers include Brazil, Japan and Indonesia.
Instagram also notes that more than 80 million photos are shared on the service each day. This is quite the growth over a relatively short period of time, and demonstrates just why Facebook was willing to pay $1 billion to snatch the service up in 2012.