Despite changes to its privacy policy which led to backlash from its community in December, Instagram now has 100 million active users.

The Facebook-owned photo sharing company announced the news on its network yesterday along with the photo pictured left. Curiously the photo doesn’t seem to have a filter on it, despite the popularity of filters on the app.

Here is more from Instagram:

This isn’t just a milestone for us as a company, but one for the entire Instagram community. In honor of this, we want to hear your stories. Share your photos of what Instagram means to you and tag them #InstagramMeansToMe so we can hear your voices. We’ll feature some of our favorite photos right here on our account.

Last month, Instagram expanded its app to the web and now users can view their entire instagram stream online. But you still have to use the app to share photos.