Facebook has 1 billion active users, 60% used mobile

Facebook has 1 billion active users, 60% used mobile
Facebook is a beast of a site, and we all knew this moment was coming. Facebook has finally hit 1 billion "active users" on the site. That means that according to Facebook statistics, that means that 1 out of every 7 people on the planet use the site each month. Even more impressive is that over half of those users are on mobile.

According to the new stats released by Facebook, the breakdown of users hasn't changed too much recently, despite breaking the 1 billion active monthly user mark. 81% of active users are still located outside of the U.S. & Canada, and the site still sees the same number of active daily users at 552 million. 

The big news from our perspective wasn't the 1 billion mark, but that 60% of those users accessed Facebook through a mobile product. That's 600 million active monthly users on mobile. Given a number like that, it makes plenty of sense that Zuck had said a couple days ago that Facebook sees more users accessing the mobile website than through the iOS and Android apps combined. 

Sure, we don't exactly know how many of the 1 billion active monthly users are spam accounts, some estimates put the number at around 40%, but it's still an impressive feat for the social network. 

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26 Comments

1. droidspd

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

And I am not one of them :)

12. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Me either. I deleted my account over a year ago. Haven't missed it once.

13. metalpoet unregistered

I have a facebook but i leave a random status update once a month, its stupid and its making our world more and more relient on some ridiculous social networking site instead of actually talking to one another lol

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I have account but don't use.

18. Jelly_Bean

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

PhoneArenaUser:- M gonna sue you for using the same pic as me....lolzzz :p

20. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I have a patent to use it, I was first. :P

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

But I think that soon I will change my avatar. :)

24. thelegend6657 unregistered

My avatar is best . My crush at school . She's beautiful

25. Danre

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 02, 2012

I have account but use it once in a month.

2. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I have one, but i only check it like once a week.

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I am definitely one of them! :D

4. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

I am not one...

5. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

You need One, to communicate.

6. ilia1986 unregistered

I am one of them only to store photos and chat with my GF\post stuff on her wall :)

7. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

^^^^Exactly what I do my friend.

16. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Bad idea. Soon as others start doing the same on her wall, it will piss you off. They'll do it on purpose too just to make you mad. Facebook does actually ruin some relationships. Especially when you can see everything they Like and comment due lack of security on their part.

8. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

That is far beyond what MySpace was able to do in its time. In a world of congested social everything, that really is quite an achievement.

9. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

I just go there to play social games and memes

10. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Those games get on my nerves

11. Rayvelynn

Posts: 124; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Hmm...it might be because Facebook doesnt really delete your account when you request it.

14. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

Um...can we get an Android native app now, please? Also, the stock is still low.

17. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

I don't see any reason for saying "I don't have one" and thinking you're somehow unique . It's like saying, "I don't use a smart phone." Facebook is popular, use it, enjoy it, that's it. No shame in having one.

19. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Facebook is popular, use it, enjoy it, that's it." I won't start use it just because it is popular that's not the reason to use something! The same with iPhone, I won't buy one just because it is popular, popularity is not the reason. :)

22. The_Innovation

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 18, 2012

I'm talking about people who might want to enjoy it, but don't, just so that they say. "I don't use it." You know what I mean? Like it makes them more cool or something, or unique.

23. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I use facebook because it's an effective way to communicate with friends and relatives scattered all over the world. And yes, the majority of users are not from the U.S.

26. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

facebook reach 1 billion and twitter didnt? how come? there's so many obsessive fans who trolled to their favorite artist all the time just to see their tweets...

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