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Facebook Hits 2 Billion Monthly Users

Facebook has reached 2 billion monthly active users worldwide, doubling its community since reaching 1 billion in October 2012.

Mark Zuckerberg announced the milestone in a Facebook post, and said it was an “honor” to be on this “journey” with the Facebook community.

“We’re making progress connecting the world, and now let’s bring the world closer together,” Zuckerberg said.

‘Monthly active users’ is defined by Facebook as a registered user that logs in and visits Facebook via the web, mobile or through the Messenger app in the past 30 days.

In comparison, Twitter claims to have 328 million monthly active users as of April, while Snapchat had 166 million daily users in the first quarter of 2017.

“This wouldn’t have happened without the millions of smaller communities and individuals who are sharing and making meaningful contributions every day,” said Facebook product director Mike Nowak and product manager Guillermo Spiller.

“Each day, more than 175 million people share a Love reaction, and on average, over 800 million people like something on Facebook. More than 1 billion people use Groups every month.”

Facebook previously reported 1.94 billion monthly active users as of March 31, an increase of 17% year-on-year.

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