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Technology Instagram is still growing quickly and now has 600 million users

23:06  15 december  2016
23:06  15 december  2016 Source:   recode.net

Instagram tests shoppable photo tags

  Instagram tests shoppable photo tags  You can think of shoppable photos as Facebook Instant Articles for products. Instagram wants you to shop without always having to interrupt your scrolling with a browser window. That’s why today it will start showing shoppable tags on photos from 20 retail brands like Kate Spade and JackThreads to iOS users in the US.

Instagram ’s user base is growing faster than it has in the past couple years. The Facebook-owned photo and video sharing app now has 600 million monthly active users , a 100 million user jump in the last six months.

The service’s monthly active users increased from 500 million to 600 million in just six months. Instagram ’s impressive growth puts the spotlight on Facebook’s overarching knack for growing its social networks. The company’s core social network, Facebook, has continued to exceed

  Instagram is still growing quickly and now has 600 million users © Provided by Vox Media, Inc.

Instagram’s user base is growing faster than it has in the past couple years. 

The Facebook-owned photo and video sharing app now has 600 million monthly active users, a 100 million user jump in the last six months. It had been adding around 100 million users every nine months over the past couple years, so growth is actually picking up.

That’s probably because Instagram’s product pace is picking up, too. In the back half of 2016, Instagram launched Stories, live video broadcasting, a save button and a shopping test, among other things.

Here’s the updated scorecard for where Instagram’s user base falls among all of Facebook’s other products.

  • Instagram: 600 million MAUs (300 million DAUs)
  • Facebook: 1.79 billion MAUs (1.18 billion DAUs)
  • WhatsApp: 1 billion MAUs
  • Messenger: 1 billion MAUs

Instagram may soon let you share multiple photos in one post .
Instagram is testing a major change to its platform: letting you post multiple images at once. Droid Life reports having seen the feature pop up in the latest version of the Instagram app on Android (via @m4au312 on Twitter). We’ve had no luck trying to replicate it, so it’s likely a test that includes a small number of users.Chances are you might have seen such image albums – known officially as "carousels" – within advertisements; Instagram launched the feature for businesses way back in 2015.Instagram did not comment when contacted for more information.

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