13 years after its establishment, Facebook hits the 2 billion user mark. The social media giant has doubled its user base in less than five years —The one billion has been reached in October 2012.
“We’re making progress connecting the world, and now let’s bring the world closer together,” Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a short post announcing the milestone on his Facebook page.
Facebook had 1.94 billion active monthly users as of last May, according to company statistics. That total represented a year-over-year increase of 17%. Daily active users rose too: There were 1.28 billion on average in March, up 18% from a year earlier.
Competitor Twitter Inc. had 328 million active monthly users as of April, while the Snap Inc.-owned app “Snapchat” had 166 million daily users, according to Reuters.