Facebook Hits Two Billion Monthly Active Users

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Facebook Hits Two Billion Monthly Active Users

Its official, almost a quarter of the world’s population now uses Facebook every month, according to a statement from Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and CEO.

Mark Zuckerberg posted the statement on Twitter saying –

“As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people!

We're making progress connecting the world, and now let's bring the world closer together.

It's an honor to be on this journey with you.”

Facebook launched back in 2004, and reached the one billion active monthly user milestones in October 2012. The social giant has doubled this number to two billion active monthly users in just under 5 years, meaning they have accumulated 580,000 new users every day since then.

It is estimated that around 3.7 billion people around the world have access to the internet, and 700 million of those people are in China where Facebook is banned. This means that at least two out of every three people who can use Facebook do use Facebook at least once a month.

The social network has confounded analysed who predicted that the growth of Facebook would slow as more and more rivals such as Snapchat stole its users yet their members continue to grow.

And Facebook’s ambitions remain massive with Mark Zuckerberg telling USA Today –

“What we really care about is being able to connect everyone. So two billion, there wasn't as much fanfare around it. We still haven't connected everyone.”

Facebook also changed their mission from “Make the world more open and connected” to “Bring the world closer together”, which reflects its growing emphasis on building online communities. 

Luke Stanley