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Is Imgur overtaking Reddit as the front page of the web?

Imgur is all grown up. The community photo sharing/meme site announced this week that it now sees 100-million monthly unique users. This puts Imgur in the top 30 visited site in the United States, according its Alexa ranking, surpassing internet favourite Reddit. Imgur maintains a top 100 position globally.

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“In the past year, Imgur has rounded out our platform offering to extend the image sharing experience from the web to mobile with an iOS app, an Android app, and the Imgur Meme Generator,” said the company in a blog post.

Founded in 2005, the platform has been entertaining the web for a while now, giving birth to memes and perpetuating others.

“Since day one, we’ve dedicated ourselves to building the best possible user experience for Imgurians. We prioritize our creative community and encourage everyone to take charge of their experience,” writes the site. “With the help of your support and feedback, we’re making sure this experience stays awesome as we grow and evolve, and we appreciate your support in helping us reach this incredible milestone.”

According to the service, it now now supports more than 1.2-billion daily image views that are “core to information sharing channels”.

People seem to be connecting on the platform earlier this month the service posted photos of two Imgurians that met on the platform and got married.

Moving on and up is Imgur’s motto it seems. The service says in order to offer the best “no limits” image hosting experience available online, it has added HTTPS support sitewide to allow for secure browsing all across the platform.

“We have also decreased the limitations to allow you to upload larger file types with lower compression. These limits vary for anonymous users, registered account holders and pro users,” says Imgur.

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