Instagram, the darling of iPhone photo apps, has officially hit over 150 million photos uploaded since its launch 9 months ago. According to Instagram, its 7 million users worldwide are uploading 1.3 million photos every single day – that’s 15 photos per second. And out of those 150 million, 80% are filtered. 

“To say that we’re excited and humbled by the initial success of Instagram would be an understatement. Although this milestone marks a significant accomplishment of our team of 4 folks so far, I believe it marks the beginning of what’s to come. We’re one of the fastest growing social networks in mobile – having remained in the top 25 free apps in the app store for over a month now. Where mobile apps come and go, Instagram has continued to see unprecedented growth in users and usage…

We’re constantly amazed by the range of photos shared on Instagram. Instagrammers snap photos of everyday moments with friends and family, but they also document more significant personal moments, like weddings and honeymoons. There are Instagram photos from major events like the World Series and the Grammys, and some Instagram photos have even made the national news. Artists and celebrities have begun to give fans a unique look into their lives through photos, while brands like Burberry have started to realize the power of communicating with their followers through images.”

-Instagram founder Kevin Systrom.

Check out the 150 millionth photo here:

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Instagram arrived in the App Store on October 6, 2010, as a way for people to snap photos of their lives and share them through fun filters. Download the iPhone app here. And sorry, no word yet on Android.

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