During an event organized by Facebook-owned company Instagram, in San Francisco, Kevin Systrom told that the company has crossed 1 billion active users. Let me tell you that this figure was 800 million by September 2017. In the same event, the company has also launched a new video app IGTV.
Instagram becomes the fourth company to cross 1 billion mark:
Instagram has become the fourth company to cross 1 billion in Facebook’s Social Apps. Facebook is the first number with 2.2 billion users in this list. So, with 1.5 billion users, WhatsApp is second with 1.3 billion users, and Messenger is at number three. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom told that more than 1 billion users have joined our platform, and we expect this figure to increase further in the coming days. At the same time, they have promised users that users will also be getting innovative features on the platform.
What is the IGTV standalone app?
The company has also announced a new IGTV standalone app. This app will compete with snapchat and YouTube. When users download and install this app, the vertical videos of people you have followed will play automatically. This app is available on Android and IOS. The company said that this app has been made so that the video can be easily found and played on the phone.