ChatGPT hits 100 million users in two months — here’s how long TikTok, Instagram took

Feb 6, 2023

By: Shradha Aneja

ChatGPT took only 2 months to cross 100 million users.

That’s crazy fast as the biggest names you now know as Instagram, TikTok and even Google took way longer to achieve the feat. In this post, let’s take a look at how long did the biggies take to reach the 100 mn mark.

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ChatGPT is an AI chatbot powered by OpenAI, an artificial research and development company, designed to understand natural language. It was launched in November 2022 and crossed 100 million users in just two months. That’s quite fast.

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TikTok is a Chinese short-video platform that was launched in 2016. It gained popularity worldwide but is currently banned in India and some other countries. However, the application showed a boom and crossed 100 million users in only 9 months.

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Google was launched in 1998 and crossed 1 million users in 1 year.

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Instagram was launched in October 2010 and became immensely popular with over 100 million users in almost 2.5 years. Also, Instagram stories crossed 100 million active users only in two months after the launch in October 2016.

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Snapchat was launched in 2011 and crossed 100 million users in three years. It is an instant messaging app in which users can chat, share pictures (usually available for a short period only), share stories, discover what's going on around the world and more.

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MySpace was launched in the United States in 2003. The application is available in 14 languages and was the first social networking service to reach a global audience. The application crossed 100 million users in 3 years.

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Facebook was initially launched as FaceMash in 2003. In 2004, the name changed to Facebook, and it took almost four years to cross 100 million users.

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Spotify is an audio streaming platform that was launched in 2008. It comprises more than 100 million songs and five million podcasts from record labels and media companies. The company surpassed 100 million users in 2016.

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Twitter, the micro-blogging and social media network, was launched in March 2006 and currently has 396.5 Million users globally. The application crossed 100 million users in six years. The platform saw over 100 million users tweet 340 million tweets daily.

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