Five years after hitting the one billion mark, the social media giant founded in 2004 hit another milestone.
The social media network giant, Facebook has revealed that its ranks of monthly active users have hit the two billion, more than a quarter of the world’s population.
“As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people!” co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post on his Facebook page marking the milestone.
“We’re making progress connecting the world, and now let’s bring the world closer together,” he wrote. “It’s an honor to be on this journey with you.”
In the newly released statement, the social media giant noted, “this wouldn’t have happened without the millions of smaller communities and individuals who are sharing and making meaningful contributions every day. 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.
To show our appreciation for the many ways people support one another on Facebook, we will share several personalized experiences over the coming days.”
As it has grown, Facebook has also consistently updated features to fend off competitors such as Snapchat and adapt to trends such as the migration of news and streaming video online.
In the latest move to deepen its reach, Facebook revealed it is starting production on high-quality television series and gaming shows to be broadcast on its platform.
Facebook is also partnering with other technology and social media giants like Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube to launch an anti-terror partnership aimed at thwarting the spread of “extremist” content online.
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