Snapchat Now Boasts More Than 150 Million Photos Taken Daily
That’s a 3x increase in just four months, founder Evan Spiegel said at our D: Dive Into Mobile conference on Tuesday, a massive jump by any measure.
(Here’s some perspective: Facebook’s Instagram, one of Snapchat’s closest competitors — though a photo service that strives for permanence over Snapchat’s ephemerality — moves around 40 million photos through its service on a daily basis, according to Instagram’s press site.)
The growth is good news indeed for Snapchat, which just closed a $13.5 million round of funding led by Benchmark Capital in February. Great volume! Especially compared to the relatively dead “Poke,” Facebook’s total rip-off of Snapchat. Great engagement, too!
Now it’s time to look at how they monetize.