The popular photo and video-sharing mobile application had just reached 1 billion downloads on Google Playstore, making it the fourth Facebook-owned app to have reached this milestone for Android.
Although these numbers do not necessarily reflect the numbers of its current users, Instagram now joins in Facebook, WhatsApp, and Messenger to have reached this amount of billion mobile application downloads, which only a handful of apps have managed to achieve.
For a better understanding, look at it this way. As of September 2015, Android has about 1.4 billion users. Among these are 500 million Instagram downloads, 300 million of which are being used daily.
It was in May that the mobile app had gotten a new logo for its brand and a visual redesign, which was aimed to help in putting in more emphasis when it comes to the app’s photos and videos. A search bar was unveiled in March, and then the new algorithmic timeline was released in June which was aimed to let the user see posts base on their interests. Lastly, it was early this August when it incorporated a Snapchat-like feature that allowed its users to share temporary stories in their timeline.
The company did went through a lot of overhaul this year, and it looks likewe can expect more in the next couple of weeks.
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