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Number of Facebook users Philippines 2017-2025

As of 2019, there were almost 74 million Facebook users in the Philippines. It is forecasted that by 2025 the amount of Facebook users would be around 88.1 million.

Further information

With more than 2 billion monthly active users, Facebook is the most popular social network worldwide. Popular activities on the social network include watching videos, liking content via button, reading articles and messaging friends on 1-1 basis. In September 2017, Facebook Messenger surpassed one billion monthly active users, placing it directly next to Facebook-owned competitor WhatsApp. Facebook successfully managed the transition from social network to mobile social platform, nearing one billion monthly active users and with mobile accounting for 92 percent of the social network’s total advertising revenue in 2019.

Mobile is also the keyword regarding the online market in the Philippines; in 2017, 34.5 million people accessed the internet through their mobile phone. By 2023, this figure is projected to amount to 50.8 million mobile phone internet users. As of June 2019, the internet penetration among the population in the Philippines was 62 percent. A total of 47 million users access social media via mobile on a monthly basis, making the country the second-largest Facebook market in the Southeast Asian region. The average internet connection speed in the Philippines is 3.5 Mbps, less than an eighth of market leader’s, South Korea’s, average speed of 29 Mbps. The Philippines also ranked third in terms of internet freedom in Asia according to the Freedom House Index in 2019.

Number of Facebook users in the Philippines from 2017 to 2019 with a forecast until 2025

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Sources

Release date

July 2020

Region

Philippines

Survey time period

2017 to 2019

Special properties

Internet users who access their Facebook account via any device at least once per month

Supplementary notes

* Forecast.

Figures have been rounded.

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