Want to know more about Instagram? Dive into 30 Instagram facts, with up-to-date 2019 information about how Instagram is used throughout the world. There are 1 billion active monthly Instagram users as of 2019. Within one month, it gained 1 million users (comparatively, it took Foursquare and Twitter two years to reach the 1 million user milestone). One of Instagram's most exciting recent developments was the ability to tag products within posts.
Instagram has never been my favorite app, perhaps because I love reading words more than staring at photos. But beyond that core element, it's continued to be the bane of my existence -- at least while writing about the tech industry, chatting with friends, and watching the world around me strain to be more "Instagrammable."
We all wonder who's been looking at our Instagram content lately, but no one really knows how to find out. Instagram doesn't have a built-in way to see who's been on your profile, because that would basically be the worst privacy issue possible. Think about it: If you knew people could see when you clicked on their profiles, wouldn't you use Instagram way less? Because of this, there's no in-app tracking system you can tap into. So what's a curious gal to do to see who's looked at your Instagram?
Instagram is currently testing a feature that would let users share others' posts in their Stories, TechCrunch reports. It's only being tested with a small number of Instagram users and there's no guarantee that it will see a full rollout, but since people tend to screenshot others' content and add it to their Stories anyway, this seems like a useful tool that Instagram users would take advantage of. Instagram told us, "We're always testing ways to make it easier to share any moment with friends on Instagram."
Instagram users can now reply to stories using their favorite GIFs. The social media platform announced the new update to its official Twitter account on Wednesday. The feature will allow users to reply to their friends' stories using GIFs pulled from GIPHY. Instagram kicked off the announcement by asking users "What's the first GIF you're going to send?" GIPHY confirmed with a GIF of its own to commemorate the feature upgrade. Instagram users were already able to post GIF animated stickers to their stories.