Facebook strikes 2 billion-user mark, doubling in size because 2012

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By Reuters|Updated: JUNE 27, 2017

The logo of the social network Facebook is seen on a beach during the Cannes Lions Festival in Cannes, France, June 21, 2017.                 REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
The logo of the social network Facebook is seen on a beach during the Cannes Lions Festival in Cannes, France, June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc stated on Tuesday that 2 billion individuals are frequently utilizing its flagship service, marching previous another turning point in its development from a college interest in the United States to the world’s biggest social networks network.

President Mark Zuckerberg divulged the number to his fans in a Facebook post. “It’s an honor to be on this journey with you,” he composed. (bit.ly/ 2sefWFL).

The user base is larger than the population of any single nation, and of 6 of the 7 continents. It represents more than a quarter of the world’s 7.5 billion individuals.

Facebook specifies a month-to-month active user as a signed up Facebook user who visited and checked out Facebook through its site or a mobile phone, or utilized its Messenger app, in the previous 30 days. It does not consist of individuals who utilize the Instagram or WhatsApp networks however not Facebook.

The business stated in May that replicate accounts, inning accordance with a quote from in 2015, might have represented some 6 percent of its around the world user base.

The social media network’s user population overshadows that of comparable business. Twitter Inc reported in April month-to-month active users of 328 million, while Snap Inc’s Snapchat had 166 million everyday users at the end of the very first quarter.

WeChat, a system of Tencent Holdings Ltd and an utilized service in China, stated in May that it had 938 million regular monthly active users in the very first quarter.

Facebook had 1.94 billion individuals utilizing its service monthly since March 31, a boost of 17 percent from a year previously. It reached 1 billion in October 2012.

The business, which Zuckerberg began in 2004 in his college dormitory, utilizes its big size benefit to tempt marketers, providing them extremely targeted marketing abilities based upon its information about users.

The variety of marketers topped 5 million in April, the business stated.

Facebook’s development has actually significantly originated from outside the United States, Canada and Europe. 3 years earlier, those areas represented some 38 percent of users, compared to about 30 percent in the very first quarter of this year.

To increase penetration rates in establishing countries, Facebook has actually presented pared-down variations of its apps that utilize less information, and it has actually been establishing solar-powered drones to extend web connection around the world.

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