Instagram: Half our users are on Android one year after launching on the platform

Instagram has announced that its platform is now made up of half Android users, one year after launching on the platform after its being iOS-exclusive.

The Android launch was met with a lot of blowback from iOS users, who complained at the quality of images caused by the varying camera qualities Android devices use. That didn't stop more than a million people from downloading the Android app on its first day of availability.

"We’re working hard to make the app fast and easy to use, and we’re dedicated to always bringing you the best Instagram experience possible," the Facebook-owned entity said in a blog post. "So to all of our Instagrammers on Android, thank you for helping to make this community amazing. We’re glad you’re here."

Instagram has seen massive growth in the last few months, reaching the milestone of 100 million active users a month in February. It grew 10 million from January.

We suspect a lot of Android users have led to the growth.