By Neil Patel
In just six years, Instagram has gone from being nothing more than a novelty photo-sharing app to a legitimate social media marketing powerhouse.
Some of the world’s major brands, such as National Geographic, Saturday Night Live, and Coca-Cola, use this platform as a means of building buzz and strengthening relationships with consumers.
To give you an idea of how Instagram stacks up against other social networks, here is a graph from Smart Insights:
With 400 million users as of April 2016, it has surpassed Twitter and is poised for sustained growth.
You can see its level of growth on this graph:
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