Instagram sees record usage during Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day in the US is now history, although many of us are still trying to recover from all of the turkey, dressing and more food that was offered up over many a family table. Today, the Facebook-owned Instagram took some time to show that a lot of people used its photo sharing and image filter app to post a lot of pictures.

In a new blog post, Instagram said that Thursday was its busiest day ever in terms of shared photos posted on its site. While it did not give specific overall numbers, it did offer up some figures specific to Thanksgiving related image posts. The blog stated, "Over 10 million photos that mentioned Thanksgiving-themed words in their captions were shared yesterday. For several hours throughout the day, more than 200 photos about Thanksgiving were posted every second."

Facebook officially completed its acquisition of Instagram in September for $1 billion, and a couple of days ago Instagram announced a new feature, Instagram Badges. This will allow websites to place an icon similar to a Facebook "like" logo that will be linked to a person's Instagram account.

The Instagram app is still available just for iOS and Android devices, although there are rumors that a Windows Phone port is in the works.

Source: Instagram blog | Image via Instagram

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hotosega said,
Must be lots of photos of turkey...

And lo there was turkey with many smartphones gracing its presence. Instagram saw the fruits of their labour come to life in yonder graphs, and also in the causing of a delaying the start of Thanksgiving dinner in the presence of the smartphones, to the chagrin of others waiting to consume the turkey's flesh.

spudtrooper said,
When will instagram make it to wp8?

Let us hope never. It's a damn fad and a stupid one really. But realistically, it should be on WP8 because it's what's "in." Ack...

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