Instagram had crossed the 500 million subscriber mark in June 2016, and in only six months, the social media platform has added another 100 million. The total stands at 600 million, which is a huge feat, and almost equal to half the population size of India.
The Instagram blog post, “Today we’re proud to announce our community has grown to more than 600 million Instagrammers. And the last 100 million of you joined in just the past six months. From all of us at Instagram, thank you for being you. We can’t wait to see what you’ll make next.”
This year has also witnessed a lot of changes to Instagram, with a lot of new features added, to come up to speed with competition. Facebook-owned Instagram now has a whopping 600 million user base, which means that 1 in 12 people on this planet are on Instagram.
The company feels that it has been retaining a lot of users because of the high-engagement in terms of features and safety tools. The app is better than ever and offers some interesting features that are a hit with the current generation.
Instagram adds ‘Saved Posts’ to view them later
Continuing its tradition of adding as many features as possible this year, Instagram has announced the introduction of saved posts. Instagram announced a couple of interesting features, and Snapchat-like disappearing photos, stories and live feature this year.
Saved posts will allow you to revisit the posts in case you’re busy or in case you don’t have the time right now to, but think that the post is important. You will see a new bookmark icon underneath posts in your feed. Simply tap it to save a post to a new, private tab on your profile. There you can see all the posts you’ve saved and they’re only visible to you.
The next time you see a funny gif you want to save, or a delicious dessert someone posted, you can just bookmark them and keep them for later. It is a very small yet a very important update from Instagram, because often photos and videos get lost in the millions of posts everyday.
From copying Snapchat to introducing some helpful features, Instagram has come a long way from being just a square-shaped photo sharing platform. Facebook is trying to make Instagram a standalone app for sharing instant photos and videos, and destroying the competition.
The newest update will be rolling out to Instagram version 10.2, available starting today for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android in Google Play. Make sure your app is updated to enjoy this new feature.