Instagram revealed its first ever user base earlier this January. During that time they were just short of 100 million but passed that mile marker on February 26th. And ever since there has been no looking back. They have been expanding drastically during the last six months and recently stated in a blog post that they’ve surpassed an impressive 150 million users.
These claims are not just rumors or brags. Instagram COO Emily White told The Wall Street Journal that they plan to start selling ad space soon, which will likely start making Instagram and Facebook a lot of money.
No one thought Instagram would become popular in such a short notice. It’s not just survived, but thrived while being acquired by Facebook and with popular interest shifting heavily from pictures to videos.
If it is able to survive everything it has so far, then I’m sure it can survive advertisement integration. While I think it will intensify users quite a bit, it’s a great business decision. They surely have to make money just like every other business out in the market.
Do you still use Instagram? What are your views about them adding ads? Leave us your comments.
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