Imgur has now reached a new milestone with 100,000,000 monthly unique users. While certainly helped in no small part by reddit users, the company recently launched its mobile apps, which have no doubt contributed as well.
The iOS app has been downloaded 92,000 times, and the Android app has been downloaded 200,000 times. The Android app has been out longer, which would account for some part of the difference. Imgur launched on Android in June, with the iOS app following at the beginning of August.
Last October, Imgur launched its biggest update ever seeking to turn itself into more of a destination site, as opposed to just a place where people upload photos to share elsewhere (though that is obviously still a major part of it).
Imgur also recently released a meme generator.
The company says the milestone puts it among the top Internet properties in the world.
"The insatiable demand for visual content - and our relentless need to share images - shows no signs of letting up," a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. "This is driving massive growth Imgur, which has quickly become a content hub for this visual explosion."
“Since day one, we’ve dedicated ourselves to building the best possible user experience for Imgurians,” said CEO Alan Schaaf. “We prioritize our creative community and encourage them to take charge of their experience. With the help of this amazing community and their feedback, we’re making sure this experience stays awesome as we grow and evolve, and we appreciate their support in helping us reach this incredible milestone.”
Read our recent interview with him here.
"As Imgur continues to generate more unique visitors and daily image views, the service becomes an attractive partner for brands who want to reach their target audiences in compelling and authentic new ways," the company said in its announcement. "As brands and agencies look beyond traditional advertising campaigns to more deeply engage with their communities, sites like Imgur present exciting alternatives to tired banner approaches. As the future of native advertising unfolds, companies like Imgur will play an integral role in defining what this looks like."
At the beginning of the year, Imgur announced that it had 364 billion image views in 2012. With today's news, I'd expect a similar report this coming January will provide a significantly higher number.