Instagram Is Now 300 Million Strong, Rolls Out Verified Badges

Instagram just announced that they have just reached more than 300 million users. Just 9 months ago, they had 200 Million users. Which means on average, they gained about 11 Million users a month and that’s crazy!


We’re proud to announce that there are now more than 300 million Instagrammers. Over the past four years, what began as two friends with a dream has grown into a global community that shares more than 70 million photos and videos each day. Instagram is home to creativity in all of its forms, a place where you can find everything from images of the Nile River to the newest look from Herschel Supply or a peek inside the mind of Taylor Swift.

Along with this, Instagram is also launching verified user badges.

Today, we’re excited to announce verified badges for celebrities, athletes and brands, making it easier for you to connect with the authentic accounts you’re looking for. These badges will start rolling out over the coming days.