Instagram has just overtaken Twitter – here are 5 interesting stats

Social picture sharing site Instagram is now bigger than Twitter with 300 million active users.

The Facebook-owned site has grown rapidly, trebling its active users since February 2013.

Instagram has recently introduced a number of new features including video and a direct messaging tool – however it has also been criticised for introducing ads and being sketchy with its application of its censorship rules.

A high-profile campaign has been going on for some time to allow topless pictures of women as well as men, backed by celebs such as Chelsea Handler and Scout Willis.

The news comes as Instagram’s boss warns users are likely to see a drop in followers.

#Instagram #stats:

300 million monthly active users

70% people outside U.S.

30 billion photos shared

2.5 billion likes daily

70 million average photos per day

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