Number of monthly active Instagram users 2013-2018

Number of monthly active Instagram users from January 2013 to June 2018 (in millions)

by J. Clement, last edited Jul 15, 2019
Number of monthly active Instagram users 2013-2018

How many people use Instagram?

In June 2018, Instagram had reached one billion monthly active users, up from 800 million in September 2017. The app is one of the most popular social networks worldwide.

Global Instagram audiences

Instagram is a mobile social network that allows users to edit and share photos and videos. In 2018, there were more than 100 million active Instagram users in the United States. This figure is projected to surpass 111 million in 2019. Instagram is most popular with teens and young Millennials – this holds true in the United States in particular where more than half of Instagram’s user base is between 18 and 29 years old. Globally speaking, 41 percent of users are 24 years of age or younger. Instagram is one of the top two preferred social networks of teens in the United States, beating Twitter and Facebook but still ranking behind Snapchat.

Instagram marketing

Due to the app’s visual nature and high user engagement rate, Instagram is also a valuable social media marketing tool. In 2018, brands uploaded an average of 0.7 posts to the social platform every day, with those in the sports vertical being the most active.
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Number of monthly active Instagram users from January 2013 to June 2018 (in millions)

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Number of users in millions
Jun '181,000
Sep '17800
Apr '17700
Dec '16600
Jun '16500
Sep '15400
Dec '14300
Mar '14200
Sep '13150
Jun '13130
Feb '13100
Jan '1390
Number of users in millions
Jun '181,000
Sep '17800
Apr '17700
Dec '16600
Jun '16500
Sep '15400
Dec '14300
Mar '14200
Sep '13150
Jun '13130
Feb '13100
Jan '1390
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by J. Clement, last edited Jul 15, 2019

How many people use Instagram?

In June 2018, Instagram had reached one billion monthly active users, up from 800 million in September 2017. The app is one of the most popular social networks worldwide.

Global Instagram audiences

Instagram is a mobile social network that allows users to edit and share photos and videos. In 2018, there were more than 100 million active Instagram users in the United States. This figure is projected to surpass 111 million in 2019. Instagram is most popular with teens and young Millennials – this holds true in the United States in particular where more than half of Instagram’s user base is between 18 and 29 years old. Globally speaking, 41 percent of users are 24 years of age or younger. Instagram is one of the top two preferred social networks of teens in the United States, beating Twitter and Facebook but still ranking behind Snapchat.

Instagram marketing

Due to the app’s visual nature and high user engagement rate, Instagram is also a valuable social media marketing tool. In 2018, brands uploaded an average of 0.7 posts to the social platform every day, with those in the sports vertical being the most active.
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