Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday that the social network now has more than 2 billion monthly users.
Facebook said in its first-quarter earnings report last month that it had 1.936 billion monthly users as of March 31, so it was just a matter of time.
Product director Mike Nowak and product manager Guillermo Spiller said in a Newsroom post that other monthly milestones include more than 175 million uses of the Love Reaction, more than 800 million likes and more than 1 billion people using groups, and they introduced “several personalized experiences” that the social network will launch “over the coming days”:
After someone reacts to a friend’s post with Love, wishes someone happy birthday or creates a group, they will see a message in News Feed thanking them.
On facebook.com/goodaddsup, we are featuring fun facts about how people are contributing to the community. In the U.S., we are also sharing stories of people who inspire us. Every day, people connect with one another, contribute to their local communities and help make the world a better place.
Facebook officially reached 1 billion monthly users Sept. 14, 2012, at 12:45 p.m. PT.
Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post (embedded below):
As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people.
We’re making progress connecting the world, and now let’s bring the world closer together.
It’s an honor to be on this journey with you.