Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the social network’s latest milestone last night. “For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day. On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family,” he wrote in a status update. “When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is different.
This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it’s just the beginning of connecting the whole world.” Anyone following Facebook will have seen this news coming: in the first quarter of 2014 it reported 802 million daily active users (DAUs), and that number grew to 829 million in Q2 2014, 864m in Q3 2014, 890m in Q4 2014, 936m in Q1 2015, and 968m in Q2 2015. That last quarter, Facebook had 844m daily active users logging in via mobile devices, so it’s likely that it’ll hit a similar 1bn-in-a-single-day milestone for mobile in the near future too.