Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion

By reaching 2 billion users, however, the platform has increased its radius of impact as well as the responsibility that the company carries. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement via a post on his page earlier this morning.

The figure of 2 billion represents the number of monthly active users.

Zuckerberg broke the news on his Facebook wall stressing that the network was making progress in connecting the world. He went on to say: "It's an honor to be on this journey with you". Facebook was originally launched back in the year 2004 - so it took 8 years to get to 1-billion, then another 5 years to get to 2-billion.

As well as surpassing the two billion marker, the site has also grown to spawn several other apps and services, including Facebook Messenger, which itself boasts more than a billion active users.

As a result of reaching this milestone, Facebook will show its appreciation by rolling out personalised features. It'll also react when a user wishes someone happy birthday, or when they create a new group.

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"We believe that by working together, sharing the best technological and operational elements of our individual efforts, we can have a greater impact on the threat of terrorist content online", said a joint statement.

In terms of active monthly users, Facebook is now the world's largest social network.

Since there are still three more full calendar days in Facebook's second quarter, the company's user growth rates for the quarter aren't yet finalized - and they will likely improve as Facebook adds more users over the next few days. To further accentuate Facebook's ubiquitous presence in the world, only 3.2 billion people globally have access to the internet, according to the BBC. It beats YouTube's 1.5 billion, WeChat's 889 million, Twitter's 328 million and Snapchat's estimated 255 million.

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