Social Media Instagram beats Twitter with 300 million active users The photo-sharing app is now the second largest social media platform, and will be rolling out verified accounts and blocking spam in effort to improve users’ experience. By Kevin Allen@kevin_j_allenDec. 12, 2014 SHARE There are 300 active Instagram users, compared with 284 million for Twitter. Instagram is also moving toward verifying accounts for “celebrities, athletes and brands,” according to a blog post from Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom. To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.