For the first time ever, Instagram has released their user statistics. The app is currently home to 90 million users and 40 million pictures per day. We assumed that these numbers would be much lower following the apps policy change in December that would allow pictures uploaded to the app to be used in advertising. After an enormous uproar and many of the apps users threatening to drop the app and resort to an alternative one, Instagram returned to their original policy.
Accompained by the 40 million pictures being uploaded daily Instagrams 90 million users are liking those pictures at a rate of 8,500 per second and 1,000 comments per second as well. This disclosure should finally silence the rumors that Instagram usage was falling rapidly.
AllThingsD notes use of the app is actually up ten percent from December to January — Instagram’s Kevin Systrom also tells the site that the company “continues to see very strong growth around the world.”
Instagram is currently available on both iOS and Android devices.