Google Photos reaches 100M monthly active users just 5 months after launch

by Gannon Burgett

posted Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 1:20 PM EDT

Google has announced Google Photos, the standalone platform separated from Google+ back in May 2015, has reached an impressive milestone of 100 million monthly active users.

It’s been five months since Google announced at its annual Google I/O conference that it would would be separating the photo platform away from its all-but-stagnant social network. The ambitious transition had been rumored for months, which helped speed up the flow of new users, but even then, 100 million active users in five months is impressive, even for a tech giant the likes of Google.

Alongside the release of the 100 million milestone, Google included a handful of interesting facts about content uploaded to Google Photos. According to Google, cars, food and people are the most photographed objects, while skies, beaches and mountains sneak into the top ten.

Despite the internet’s obsession with cats, dogs take the spot for the most photographed animal. The most searched for term is ‘babies’, while ‘me’ comes in a close second.

Over 15 million animations and collages have been made using Google Photos and over 3,720 terabytes of storage have been freed up from phones – enough to fill up a 16GB phone with photos every single day for 637 years.

Share your experiences with Google Photos in the comments below. Why do you choose it over other platforms? Where does it shine and where does it fall short?