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Instagram reaches 500m user milestone, posts celebratory video

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Instagram has just crossed the 500-million user mark, with 300-million people using the platform daily, the Facebook-owned service announced.

“Our community also continues to become even more global, with more than 80 percent living outside of the United States,” Instagram said in a blog post.

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“Thank you for your creativity, your openness and your passion for sharing your worlds with one another. We can’t wait to see what you create next.”

Instagram hit the 400-million mark in September 2015, crossed 300-million users in December 2014 and hit 200-million users in March 2014.

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The 500-million announcement comes just a few months after Instagram revealed a divisive new logo and introduced algorithmic sorting of users’ timelines.

It’s been a busy year for Instagram otherwise, as it also introduced an up-to-date Windows 10 Mobile app, increased the video limit from 15 to 60 seconds and finally delivered multiple account support.

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