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Instagram Hits 300 Million Users, Celebrates With Badges For Celebrities

An Instagram user takes a photo at a meetup. 

Nine short months after the image-sharing site hit the 200 million user milestone, Instagram reports it now has 300 million users.

“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,” the social network’s blog post said.

The latest numbers have prompted TechCrunch blogger Josh Constine to note that Instagram has now surpassed Twitter by user count, though keep in mind that Twitter has 284 million active users, while Instagram did not say which percentage of its users are active. On the other hand, Twitter says it has added just 38 million people in the past nine months.

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In tandem with this news, Instagram has announced a new feature that ought to lend it more credibility—celebrity badges. These badges should roll out for eligible users in a couple of days.

“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,” the post read.

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