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Instagram User Profile Edging Towards Mainstream

Report by Zach Fuller
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20,000 Foot View: Instagram was far from the first image-centric service to gain prominence, but something about its simple interface, filtering capabilities and ease of sharing saw the platform become something of a visual lingua franca for the selfie-generation. Now part of Facebook and boasting impressive growth figures, it surprised many with its longevity and continues to embellish its established position as the premier destination for photographic content in the digital era.

Key Findings

  • Instagram’s audience skews young, with        of users aged under        app has evolved from a predominantly young female audience into a largely gender neutral platform
  • Instagram has strongest adoption among younger consumers, with        penetration among        year olds
  • Instagram users demonstrate strong digital native attributes, such as free streaming        watch YouTube and        stream music for free)
  • The platform is geographically diverse with more than        penetration in Sweden, France and the US
  • Even in weakly penetrated markets Instagram has high penetration rates for under        user numbers -        million Monthly Active Users (MAUs) and        million Daily Active Users (DAUs) - attest to its deeply engaged audience

Companies mentioned in this report: Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp

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