Instagram announces that nearly half of its users are on Android

Instagram launched its Android app in 2012 and now, a year later, they announced in a blog post that half of the app’s total number of monthly active users come from Android.

Philip McAllister, an engineer at Instagram, posts, “Instagram for Android has helped make this community more global than ever. Major events such as Brazil’s Círio de Nazaré festival, the 85th birthday of Thailand’s King Bhumibol, and a streak of severe thunderstorms throughout Malaysia have been captured by Android Instagrammers and shared to global audiences like never before.”

“We’re working hard to make the app fast and easy to use, and we’re dedicated to always bringing you the best Instagram experience possible. So to all of our Instagrammers on Android, thank you for helping to make this community amazing. We’re glad you’re here,” he adds.

It was reported earlier this year that Instagram now has more than 100 million monthly active users.