Instagram is among the most popular social apps in the world. As of 2019, Instagram’s active users had peaked to more than a billion from 800 million in the last quarter of 2017. The app is usually popular among millennials, celebrities, and vacationers as it offers a platform to share photos and videos.
Transforming to fit all Needs
Over time, Instagram has grown from just a personal tool. Now it allows brands to showcase products, recruit new talent, and give inspiration to their audience. Thus there is the ability to introduce new products and create brand awareness. The app allows marketers to promote their brands and products in an authentic way. Therefore without having to hard-sell to their customers.
Towards the end of 2016, Instagram introduced a feature called Instagram Stories. The feature was a game-changer as it led to an increase in the usage of Instagram. The feature makes it possible for users to upload videos or photos that disappear after 24 hours. It is worth noting that more than 1/3 of the most-viewed Instagram stories are business-related, thus making it an ideal platform for a marketer.
Instagram Stats Marketers Should Know
With the fast-growing pace of Instagram, it’s proving to be an indispensable tool that marketers should adopt in order to reach to a wider audience and keep their products relevant. For more Instagram stats check out the infographic below from the great folks at Oberlo.com.