Facebook copied last year some of the most important features from Snapchat and put them in Instagram. Most of those who watched the development mocked Facebook’s strategy, but in the end the results were in favor for Instagram.
The photo-sharing focused social network announced of its official blog, that Instagram reached an important milestone in 2016.
“We’re thrilled to announce that our community has grown to more than 700 million Instagrammers. And the last 100 million of you joined faster than ever.
We’ve made it even easier for people across the globe to join the Instagram community, share their experiences and strengthen connections to their friends and passions. With new features like stories, live video and disappearing messages in Direct, people now have more ways than ever to express themselves and feel closer to what matters to them.
From all of us at Instagram, thank you!”