“Today, we’re excited to share that the Instagram community has grown to more than 200 million Instagrammers capturing and sharing their lives every month,” company said.

Facebook Inc, the world's no 1 social networking website, bought Instagram for USD 1 billion in 2012.

“As we exceed 20 billion photos shared on Instagram to date, we look back in wonder at the beauty and importance of everything this community has created,” it added.

“Welcome to the 50 million of you who’ve joined in the last six months. We’re so glad you’re here. And from our team to all 200 million of you, thank you for making Instagram great. We can’t wait to see what you’ll create next,” it further said.