Unfortunately, the Post interpreted this figure incorrectly and didn’t look at other metrics that show the photo sharing service was gaining in its number of weekly average users and monthly average users. The news outlet also didnt look at competing services like Flickr, Hipstamatic, and Snapseed, which also fluctuated during this time.
Instagram reached out to news outlets on Friday and issued a statement that confirmed this 25 percent drop was incorrect. The company writes, “This data is inaccurate. We continue to see strong and steady growth in both registered and active users of Instagram.”