Instagram Passes Twitter With 300 Million User Milestone
Instagram is now larger than Twitter, but it's a smaller part of Facebook's overall mobile operations.By Evan Thomas | December 10, 2014
Instagram has big news with a nice round number. The Facebook-owned company announced Wednesday it now has 300 million monthly active users, which is more than Twitter.
Re/code says the service has grown 50 percent in the past nine months, adding 100 million monthly users since March 2014.
So not only is it bigger than Twitter, but it's faster-growing, too. Business Insider reporter Jay Yarow points out Twitter gained 44 million users in the same time period.