In a new blog post, Instagram has announced that it has crossed a milestone, noting that the photo sharing service has 400 million monthly active users.
This marks an increase of 100 million over the 300 million monthly active users that the company reported in December 2014. The Facebook-owned service 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. The photo sharing service has shown immense growth over the past several years, and this growth demonstrates why Facebook was willing to way $1 billion for the company in 2012.
Instagram for iOS is available as a free download from the App Store. The app requires any device running iOS 7.0 or later and has been optimized for the iPhone 5, 6, and 6 Plus.