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Instagram reaches 1 billion Android installs

Instagram has reached 1 billion app installs on the Google Play store, Android Police has noticed.

This makes the photo sharing app the fourth Facebook-owned app to reach the milestone, after Facebook itself, WhatsApp and Messenger.

A screenshot from Instagram's page on Google's Play Store shows the app has been downloaded more than 1 billion times.
A screenshot from Instagram’s page on Google’s Play Store shows the app has been downloaded more than 1 billion times.

The number does not accurately reflect the number of users, as it counts multiple app installs, but it’s still a nice milestone that only a handful of apps have managed to achieve.

The app has experienced a series of quite serious overhauls this year. In May, it got a new logo and a visual redesign that aimed to put more emphasis on the photos and videos than the app itself. In June, Instagram rolled out a new, algorithmic timeline, which shows users posts based on their interest instead of chronologically. And in August, the company launched Stories, which are photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours which is pretty similar to what Snapchat offers with its Stories feature.

 

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