The app launched back in 2010 and was bought by Facebook in 2012. That was a move that nearly scared all the trendy posters away but they stayed and the app continued to grow. 100 million in 2013, 200 million earlier this year and now 300 million. Not sure if they’re breaking any records for growth but it’s truly amazing.
With great popularity comes great responsibility. Instagram plans to do “everything possible to keep Instagram free from the fake and spammy accounts that plague much of the web.”
Since there are a lot of celebrities on Instagram, they’re finally installing a verified badge system.