Thanksgiving breaks Instagram photo-sharing record

  • Instagram set a new record for photo-sharing this Thanksgiving in the United States as 10 million photos were shared at a rate of 226 per second during the peak at 12:40 pm PST.

    For several hours on Thursday, users posted more than 200 photos every second.

    The day broke all Instagram records and marked the busiest day for the mobile photo sharing service ever.

    The Facebook-owned company saw the number of shared photos more than double from the previous day.

    In a statement, Instagram said: "We're thrilled to see people use Instagram to share their holidays. Whether celebrating with friends and family or sharing photos with them halfway across the globe, we're excited to see the intimacy and immediacy of the Instagram experience bring us all closer together over this holiday season."

    In April 2012, Facebook announced plans to acquire Instagram and by September, the app had over 100 million users.