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Instagram has instagrown, has enjoyed 78% more uniques in April, thanks to Facebook

Instagram has grown since Facebook acquired them, sees 78% more unique visitors in the US last month
By: Anthony Garreffa | Apps News | Posted: May 28, 2012 2:20 am

Instagram have been doing more than just rolling around in pools of money since their acquisition from Facebook, the exposure to millions upon millions of socially-connected users has its benefits. Last month, the photo sharing website saw a 78-percent surge in unique visitors in the United States.




This surge made Instagram the highest gaining site on the Internet for the month, according to analytics firm comScore. From comScore's reports, had close to 14.6 million unique U.S. visitors in April, which is up from the 8.2 million the month before. Considering that Instagram's bread and butter is from mobile applications for the iPhone and Android, this is a pretty big feat for the photo sharing service.


But, April was a huge month for Instagram: on April 3 they released their long-awaited Android app, and just a few days later Facebook announced they were acquiring the company for close to $1 billion in cash and shares. Both of these events would've triggered a surge in Instagram activity, as seen from the comScore report.


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