Facebook: number of monthly active users worldwide 2008-2019

Number of monthly active Facebook users worldwide as of 1st quarter 2019 (in millions)

Facebook: number of monthly active users worldwide 2008-2019 This statistic shows a timeline with the worldwide number of monthly active Facebook users from 2008 to 2019. As of the first quarter of 2019, Facebook had 2.38 billion monthly active users. In the third quarter of 2012, the number of active Facebook users had surpassed one billion, making it the first social network ever to do so. Active users are those which have logged in to Facebook during the last 30 days. During the last reported quarter, the company stated that 2.7 billion people were using at least one of the company's core products (Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, or Messenger) each month.
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Founded in 2004, Facebook is currently the biggest social networking service based on global reach and total active users. Launched by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg and some of his contemporaries, the service was initially only available to Harvard students but soon expanded to regional universities, the Ivy League and further universities before opening up to high school students and global users aged 13 or over. As of October 2018, India, the United States and Indonesia rank first in terms of Facebook user base.

Facebook users must register before using the social network and are free to create a personal profile in order to interact with other users which they can add as friends. Furthermore, Facebook users may join user groups based on workplace, college or school and can also categorize their Facebook contacts into lists. Users can post status updates or other content and message each other. Facebook users can also interact with a wide selection of applications including social games or other services like the photo-sharing app Instagram.

In September 2012, Facebook announced over one billion active users across all platforms. The social network is also accessible to mobile web users and has published a series of apps based on original Facebook features such as Facebook Messenger, which had 1.3 billion monthly active users as of September 2017.
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Number of monthly active Facebook users worldwide as of 1st quarter 2019 (in millions)

Number of users in millions
Q3 '08100
Q1 '09197
Q2 '09242
Q3 '09305
Q4 '09360
Q1 '10 431
Q2 '10 482
Q3 '10 550
Q4 '10 608
Q1 '11 680
Q2 '11 739
Q3 '11 800
Q4 '11 845
Q1 '12 901
Q2 '12 955
Q3 '12 1,007
Q4 '12 1,056
Q1 '13 1,110
Q2 '13 1,155
Q3 '13 1,189
Q4 '13 1,228
Q1 '14 1,276
Q2 '14 1,317
Q3 '14 1,350
Q4 '14 1,393
Q1 '15 1,441
Q2 '15 1,490
Q3 '15 1,545
Q4 '15 1,591
Q1 '16 1,654
Q2 '16 1,712
Q3 '16 1,788
Q4 '16 1,860
Q1 '17 1,936
Q2 '17 2,006
Q3 '17 2,072
Q4 '17 2,129
Q1 '18 2,196
Q2 '18 2,234
Q3 '18 2,271
Q4 '18 2,320
Q1 '192,375
Number of users in millions
Q3 '08100
Q1 '09197
Q2 '09242
Q3 '09305
Q4 '09360
Q1 '10 431
Q2 '10 482
Q3 '10 550
Q4 '10 608
Q1 '11 680
Q2 '11 739
Q3 '11 800
Q4 '11 845
Q1 '12 901
Q2 '12 955
Q3 '12 1,007
Q4 '12 1,056
Q1 '13 1,110
Q2 '13 1,155
Q3 '13 1,189
Q4 '13 1,228
Q1 '14 1,276
Q2 '14 1,317
Q3 '14 1,350
Q4 '14 1,393
Q1 '15 1,441
Q2 '15 1,490
Q3 '15 1,545
Q4 '15 1,591
Q1 '16 1,654
Q2 '16 1,712
Q3 '16 1,788
Q4 '16 1,860
Q1 '17 1,936
Q2 '17 2,006
Q3 '17 2,072
Q4 '17 2,129
Q1 '18 2,196
Q2 '18 2,234
Q3 '18 2,271
Q4 '18 2,320
Q1 '192,375
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This statistic shows a timeline with the worldwide number of monthly active Facebook users from 2008 to 2019. As of the first quarter of 2019, Facebook had 2.38 billion monthly active users. In the third quarter of 2012, the number of active Facebook users had surpassed one billion, making it the first social network ever to do so. Active users are those which have logged in to Facebook during the last 30 days. During the last reported quarter, the company stated that 2.7 billion people were using at least one of the company's core products (Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, or Messenger) each month.
Facebook

Founded in 2004, Facebook is currently the biggest social networking service based on global reach and total active users. Launched by Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg and some of his contemporaries, the service was initially only available to Harvard students but soon expanded to regional universities, the Ivy League and further universities before opening up to high school students and global users aged 13 or over. As of October 2018, India, the United States and Indonesia rank first in terms of Facebook user base.

Facebook users must register before using the social network and are free to create a personal profile in order to interact with other users which they can add as friends. Furthermore, Facebook users may join user groups based on workplace, college or school and can also categorize their Facebook contacts into lists. Users can post status updates or other content and message each other. Facebook users can also interact with a wide selection of applications including social games or other services like the photo-sharing app Instagram.

In September 2012, Facebook announced over one billion active users across all platforms. The social network is also accessible to mobile web users and has published a series of apps based on original Facebook features such as Facebook Messenger, which had 1.3 billion monthly active users as of September 2017.
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