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Instagram Hits 400 Million Mark

Instagram has added another 100 million users to the fold bringing its grand total to a whopping 400 million.

The mobile-only photo-sharing app continues to outpace Twitter, which has less than 300 million monthly users.

“When Instagram launched nearly five years ago, 400 million seemed like a distant dream,” the company said in a blog post. “Now, we continue to strive to improve Instagram — helping you experience the world through images and connect with others through shared passions.”

Instagram is enjoying growth outside the U.S. Among the last 100 million to join, more than half live in Europe and Asia. Countries with the highest growth rate are Brazil, Japan and Indonesia.

New users include soccer star David Beckham, former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner (aka Caitlyn Jenner), Indonesia’s Raffi and Nagita, German soccer player Toni Kroos and South Korea’s T.O.P.

Instagram had 30 million users at the time of its purchase by Facebook in April 2012. By September of that year, that number had grown to 100 million. It had reached more than 200 million active users by March of 2014 and 300 million as of last December.

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