Some impressive facts about Instagram on its 10 year Anniversary

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 “Distracted from distraction by distraction”
― T.S. Eliot, was an American-born British poet, essayist, publisher, playwright, literary critic and editor.

This year, Instagram celebrated its 10th year, as a photo and video sharing social networking service. Instagram was officially launched on 6th October, 2010 as an iPhone app. Within one month, it gained 1 million users (comparatively, it took Foursquare and Twitter two years to reach the 1 million user milestone). After 8 years, as of June 2018, Instagram has reached the 1 billion monthly active user mark. That’s a big milestone for the mainly mobile photo sharing network. More than 500 million active users are using the platform daily.


As of now, the Instagram app is one of the most popular social networks worldwide. A little over 7 years ago, in June 2013, Instagram had 130 million monthly active users. Since then, it’s grown 10 times, as it’s easy to get sucked in to mindless scrolling when you’re on Instagram, especially if you follow a lot of accounts that post photos and videos of adorable animals.

Some interesting facts about Instagram –

  • Pizza is the most Instagrammed food globally, followed by Sushi.
  • The network was acquired by Facebook on 9 April 2012, for $1 billion.
  • #love is the most used hashtag on Instagram.
  • Around 95 millions photos is uploaded per a single day.
  • When Instagram introduced videos, 5 million videos were uploaded in the first 24 hours.
  • More than 40 billion photos have been shared in the Instagram history.
  • 2 billion: the number of new “likes” tallied each day
  • 9 billion: the number of times the #love hashtag is used
  • The most used emoji on Instagram is the heart emoji.
  • 08 billion: the number of active users on Instagram worldwide
  • 500 million: the number of people who post stories each day
  • As of 2018, Selena Gomez was the most followed person on Instagram with 138 million followers.
  • 239 million: the number of followers for Cristiano Ronaldo’s account. He’s now the network’s most followed person
  • 100 million: the number of new posts every day
  • Initially, Instagram was called Codename, but the name changed to Instagram before it was launched.
  • 8 million: record number of “likes” for a photo on the network (of an egg)
  • 50%: the percentage of Instagram users who follow at least one brand
  • A study has discovered that 8% of all Instagram accounts are fake.
  • The first photo ever posted was by the co-founder, @kevin on July 16, 2010. The photo is a picture of a dog.
  • The name Instagram comes from a mashing of “instant camera” and “telegram.”
  • It’s estimated that posts that include at least one hashtag gain 12.6% more engagement.
  • The top five countries that use Instagram, in order of popularity, are the United States, Russia, Turkey, Brazil, and the United Kingdom.
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Written by Arnab Chanda

A 6’, aspiring Advocate, Arnab Chanda, hails from the plains of Assam, currently a 4 th year B.A.
L.L.B student at Sharda University. Being a fanatic Manchester United fan, foodie and a car
enthusiast, his leisure time mostly revolves around trying out new dishes, playing football and
reviewing cars, though he also enjoys to travel and to explore new places. He is a very hard-
working, punctual and sincere person who likes to give his best in everything that he does, but
does not miss a chance to use his humour to light up the mood of his surroundings and to
spread positivity. He’s a momma’s boy who soulfully respects his elders and wants to serve the
society for its welfare.

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