Facebook: number of monthly active users in North America 2010-2018

Number of monthly active Facebook users in the United States and Canada as of 4th quarter 2018 (in millions)

Facebook: number of monthly active users in North America 2010-2018 This statistic gives information on the number of monthly active Facebook users in the United States and Canada as of the fourth quarter of 2018. During the most recently reported period, the social network had 242 million monthly active users in the two North American markets.
Facebook user data – additional information

Facebook’s data use policy or privacy policy as it is also known, highlights the company’s guidelines concerning user privacy, information and how they are likely to be used. It also highlights the difference between public and private data and the websites and third part apps which are integrated into its services.
Federal agencies and governments have the right to request user data from Facebook. This issue was highlighted in late 2014, when Facebook came under attack from the British press for not releasing relevant information on the men responsible for the supposed pre planned murder on the British soldier Lee Rigby. In the first half of 2018, the number of user data requests issued to Facebook from the United States amounted to 42,466. This figure was higher than any other country. In comparison, officials in Germany only made 6,661 user data requests.
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Number of monthly active Facebook users in the United States and Canada as of 4th quarter 2018 (in millions)

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Number of users in millions
Q4
'18
242
Q3
'18
242
Q2
'18
241
Q1
'18
241
Q4
'17
239
Q3
'17
239
Q2
'17
236
Q1
'17
234
Q4
'16
231
Q3
'16
229
Q2
'16
226
Q1
'16
222
Q4
'15
219
Q3
'15
217
Q2
'15
213
Q1
'15
210
Q4
'14
208
Q3
'14
206
Q2
'14
204
Q1
'14
202
Q4
'13
201
Q3
'13
199
Q2
'13
198
Q1
'13
195
Q4
'12
193
Q3
'12
189
Q2
'12
186
Q1
'12
183
Q4
'11
179
Q3
'11
176
Q2
'11
169
Q1
'11
163
Q4
'10
154
Q3
'10
144
Q2
'10
137
Q1
'10
130
Number of users in millions
Q4
'18
242
Q3
'18
242
Q2
'18
241
Q1
'18
241
Q4
'17
239
Q3
'17
239
Q2
'17
236
Q1
'17
234
Q4
'16
231
Q3
'16
229
Q2
'16
226
Q1
'16
222
Q4
'15
219
Q3
'15
217
Q2
'15
213
Q1
'15
210
Q4
'14
208
Q3
'14
206
Q2
'14
204
Q1
'14
202
Q4
'13
201
Q3
'13
199
Q2
'13
198
Q1
'13
195
Q4
'12
193
Q3
'12
189
Q2
'12
186
Q1
'12
183
Q4
'11
179
Q3
'11
176
Q2
'11
169
Q1
'11
163
Q4
'10
154
Q3
'10
144
Q2
'10
137
Q1
'10
130
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This statistic gives information on the number of monthly active Facebook users in the United States and Canada as of the fourth quarter of 2018. During the most recently reported period, the social network had 242 million monthly active users in the two North American markets.
Facebook user data – additional information

Facebook’s data use policy or privacy policy as it is also known, highlights the company’s guidelines concerning user privacy, information and how they are likely to be used. It also highlights the difference between public and private data and the websites and third part apps which are integrated into its services.
Federal agencies and governments have the right to request user data from Facebook. This issue was highlighted in late 2014, when Facebook came under attack from the British press for not releasing relevant information on the men responsible for the supposed pre planned murder on the British soldier Lee Rigby. In the first half of 2018, the number of user data requests issued to Facebook from the United States amounted to 42,466. This figure was higher than any other country. In comparison, officials in Germany only made 6,661 user data requests.
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Release date
January 2019
Region
North America, Canada, United States
Survey time period
Q1 2010 to Q4 2018
Supplementary notes
Facebook measures monthly active users as users that have logged in during the past 30 days.
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