Instagram gains 10 million new users in 10 days

It's been a good month for Instagram. Actually, it's been a pretty incredible last couple of weeks. On April 3rd, the company behind the iOS photo effects and sharing app released the long awaited Android version. Then, the company got itself acquired by Facebook for an astonishing $1 billion.

Now it looks like the release of the Android port has generated a ton of new users for the app. TechCrunch reports that, according to the third party website Gramfeed, Instagram has gained 10 million new users in the first 10 days of the release of the Android version. The company says that Instagram now has a total of 40 million users.

While it probably helped that Instagram was the big media acquisition story of the week last week, the truth is that when you release a new app for a massive new audience you are almost certainly going to get a huge influx of new users in a short amount of time.

While there's been some head scratching about if Instagram really is worth $1 billion, the truth is that any app, even a free one, that gets 10 million new users in just 10 days is well on its way to becoming a mobile app that will be a huge influence in the industry. You can bet there will be a lot of other apps that will try to outdo Instagram's features.

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It annoys me. I was discussing it on FB recently with a bunch of people who use it. I think, if anything, it ruins photos.

They post their holiday shots up for people to see, and they turn it into a big fake gallery. Nothing is real, everything is over done, and the same line is "it's not fake, it makes them look better". I don't think it does.

Nashy said,
It annoys me. I was discussing it on FB recently with a bunch of people who use it. I think, if anything, it ruins photos.

They post their holiday shots up for people to see, and they turn it into a big fake gallery. Nothing is real, everything is over done, and the same line is "it's not fake, it makes them look better". I don't think it does.

You forgot that the photos are downsized too. Incredibly dumb.

Once it catches on, like it has, it saturated the market with garbage pictures. Jut cause you can do it doesn't mean you are good at taking pictures.

ccoltmanm said,
Once it catches on, like it has, it saturated the market with garbage pictures. Jut cause you can do it doesn't mean you are good at taking pictures.

What? Instagram doesn't mean you're a professional photographer? You are crazy. Next thing you are going to tell me is that if I use iMovie on my Mac or Windows Live Movie Maker on my PC, I'm not a professional video editor.

I was one of the 10 million. I love some of the features, but enlarging the images should of been a plus to the development.

Polaroid: Small, low quality pictures -> bankrupt, nobody cares

Instagram: Small, low quality pictures -> sold for $1 billion, millions of users posting bad pictures of their cat or Big Mac


Seriously, I don't "get" the Instagram hype... I mean, I can do the same thing on Facebook, with the same kind of filters using free apps like Snapseed or Lo-Mob I guess it's a "hipster" buzz I can't understand, I gotta be the worst iPhone user in the world -_-