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05

Jul

Facebook reaches 2 billion active users

Facebook reaches 2 billion active users
13 years after the launch of Facebook, and less than 5 years after hitting 1 billion active users, Facebook now has 2 billion.

An impressive moment for Facebook, as they achieve over 25% of the global population using their service on a monthly basis.

The 2 billion milestone is a testament to Facebook’s ability to court and maintain users across both developed and emerging markets. Despite Facebook’s scale, the company has managed to sustain impressive user growth. In the company’s most recent quarter, monthly users grew 17% year-on-year to 1.94 billion people. And year-on-year, daily active users in that quarter increased to 1.28 billion.

User activity on Facebook’s suite of apps continues to grow too. Facebook-owned apps WhatsApp and Messenger both have more than 1.2 billion active users, and Instagram has more than 700 million active users. Impressive!