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Instagram snaps up 50m users

Instagram snaps up 50m users
Zen Terrelonge

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Social / Instagram / May 1st 2012 at 12:31PM

At an adoption rate of 5m per week.

The retro photo app passed 40 million users just a fortnight ago and has now reached the 50 million mark, according to Mashable.

The sudden surge has come following a launch on Android at the start of the month, with added interest driven by Facebook's $1 billion buyout.

It's an impressive rise, given that the app started the year with just 15 million users, all of which were on iOS.

It also appears to contradict the fear of a drift away from the app by users who objected to its purchase by Facebook.

Instagram's latest milestone follows Draw Something and Angry Birds Space reaching 50 million downloads in 50 and 35 days, respectively.

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