Number of monthly active Twitter users worldwide from 1st quarter 2010 to 3rd quarter 2017 (in millions)

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Number of monthly active users in millions
Q1 '1030
Q2 '1040
Q3 '1049
Q4 '1054
Q1 '1168
Q2 '1185
Q3 '11101
Q4 '11117
Q1 '12138
Q2 '12151
Q3 '12167
Q4 '12185
Q1 '13204
Q2 '13218
Q3 '13231.7
Q4 '13241
Q1 '14255
Q2 '14271
Q3 '14284
Q4 '14288
Q1 '15302
Q2 '15304
Q3 '15307
Q4 '15305
Q1 '16310
Q2 '16313
Q3 '16317
Q4 '16318
Q1 '17327
Q2 '17326
Q3 '17330

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This statistic shows a timeline with the amount of monthly active Twitter users worldwide. As of the third quarter of 2017, the microblogging service averaged at 330 million monthly active users. At the beginning of 2016, Twitter had reached 310 MAU per quarter.

Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service, enabling registered users to read and post short messages, so-called tweets. Twitter messages are limited to 140 characters and users are also able to upload photos or short videos. Tweets are posted to a publicly available profile or can be sent as direct messages to other users. Twitter is one of the most popular social networks worldwide. Part of the appeal is the ability of users to follow any other user with a public profile, enabling users to interact with celebrities who regularly post on the social media site. Currently, the most-followed person on Twitter is singer Katy Perry with more than 96 million followers. Twitter has also become an important communications channel for governments and heads of state - former US President Barack Obama claimed a runaway first place in terms of Twitter followers, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ranking second and third, respectively. In light of global e-government service growth, this is hardly surprising.

Despite a steady revenue growth - the company's 2016 revenue amounted to 2.5 billion U.S. dollars, up from 2.2 billion in the preceding fiscal year - Twitter has yet to report a positive net income. In 2016, it's annual net loss amounted to almost 457 million U.S. dollars.
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October 2017
Survey time period
1st quarter 2010 to 3rd quarter 2017
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excluding SMS fast followers

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