Number of monthly active Facebook users worldwide as of 3rd quarter 2018 (in millions)

Number of Facebook users worldwide 2008-2018 This statistic shows a timeline with the worldwide number of monthly active Facebook users from 2008 to 2018. As of the third quarter of 2018, Facebook had 2.27 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. Furthermore, as of the previous quarter the social network had 1.74 billion mobile MAU. The platform is also the most popular social network worldwide.
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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Number of users in millions
Q3
'18
2,271
Q2
'18
2,234
Q1
'18
2,196
Q4
'17
2,129
Q3
'17
2,072
Q2
'17
2,006
Q1
'17
1,936
Q4
'16
1,860
Q3
'16
1,788
Q2
'16
1,712
Q1
'16
1,654
Q4
'15
1,591
Q3
'15
1,545
Q2
'15
1,490
Q1
'15
1,441
Q4
'14
1,393
Q3
'14
1,350
Q2
'14
1,317
Q1
'14
1,276
Q4
'13
1,228
Q3
'13
1,189
Q2
'13
1,155
Q1
'13
1,110
Q4
'12
1,056
Q3
'12
1,007
Q2
'12
955
Q1
'12
901
Q4
'11
845
Q3
'11
800
Q2
'11
739
Q1
'11
680
Q4
'10
608
Q3
'10
550
Q2
'10
482
Q1
'10
431
Q4
'09
360
Q3
'09
305
Q2
'09
242
Q1
'09
197
Q3
'08
100
Number of users in millions
Q3
'18
2,271
Q2
'18
2,234
Q1
'18
2,196
Q4
'17
2,129
Q3
'17
2,072
Q2
'17
2,006
Q1
'17
1,936
Q4
'16
1,860
Q3
'16
1,788
Q2
'16
1,712
Q1
'16
1,654
Q4
'15
1,591
Q3
'15
1,545
Q2
'15
1,490
Q1
'15
1,441
Q4
'14
1,393
Q3
'14
1,350
Q2
'14
1,317
Q1
'14
1,276
Q4
'13
1,228
Q3
'13
1,189
Q2
'13
1,155
Q1
'13
1,110
Q4
'12
1,056
Q3
'12
1,007
Q2
'12
955
Q1
'12
901
Q4
'11
845
Q3
'11
800
Q2
'11
739
Q1
'11
680
Q4
'10
608
Q3
'10
550
Q2
'10
482
Q1
'10
431
Q4
'09
360
Q3
'09
305
Q2
'09
242
Q1
'09
197
Q3
'08
100
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This statistic shows a timeline with the worldwide number of monthly active Facebook users from 2008 to 2018. As of the third quarter of 2018, Facebook had 2.27 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. Furthermore, as of the previous quarter the social network had 1.74 billion mobile MAU. The platform is also the most popular social network worldwide.
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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Release date
October 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
Q3 2008 to Q3 2018
Supplementary notes
Facebook measures monthly active users as users that have logged in during the past 30 days. Figures do not include Instagram or WhatsApp users unless they would otherwise qualify as such users, respectively, based on their other activities on Facebook.

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