Does Instagram now have more users than Twitter?

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Instagram has announced it has topped 300m users… has it finally overtaken Twitter?

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In a great spot by Mashable, it looks likely that the photo app now has more users than Twitter – which in October said it had just 281m users.

Instagram is, of course, owned by Facebook which itself has over 1.1bn users – and the company also owns WhatsApp, which has well over 600m users. So this latest news merely consolidates Mark Zuckerberg’s grip on our lives.

It could also spell some awkward questions for Twitter, which has been growing at a slower rate – so news like this will no doubt make investors even grouchier, and more insistent that Twitter figure out how to make money, and fast.

James O’Malley