Facebook has officially reached 2 billion monthly active users less than five years after hitting the 1 billion mark.
The company announced the feat today along with some equally remarkable statistics. According to Facebook, more than 175 million people share a love reaction every day, more than 800 million Like something, and more than 1 billion people use groups each month.
The latest estimates for the world’s total population hover around 7.5 billion, which means more than a quarter of every person on the planet uses Facebook. That’s even more remarkable considering the site is banned in China, the world’s most populated country with more than 1.35 billion people.
No social media site comes close to Facebook in terms of reach. Facebook Messenger has 1.2 billion users, Facebook-owned Instagram has around 700 million, WhatsApp (also owned by Facebook) has 1.2 billion, YouTube hovers around 1.5 billion monthly users, and Twitter sits at 328 million.
To “show appreciation” for its latest milestone, Facebook will make you a personalized video that you can view in your News Feed or by visiting this webpage, which also shows stats related to your profile. When the videos are ready, they should look something like this:
Mark Zuckerberg posted about the accomplishment on his profile page earlier today.
As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people!We're making progress connecting the…
Over the last few weeks, Facebook has repeatedly talked about how it now plans to bring the world closer together. Last week, Zuckerberg admitted that connecting the world didn’t automatically make it a better place, and that Facebook will now work to improve relationships between people. To that end, the company created a new mission statement: “To give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.”
H/T the Next Web