Facebook Reaches 2 Billion Active Monthly Users
Facebook has reached a major milestone. In a post on the social network, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced, "As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people! We're making progress connecting the world, and now let's bring the world closer together."
By comparison, the next largest social platforms are YouTube with 1.5 billion users and WeChat with 889 million.
Facebook grew 17 percent over the past year, which is as fast or faster than any other year except for 2012. Much of that growth came from the developing world.