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1 Billion People Use Facebook In Single Day For First Time

08/27/2015 06:24 EDT | Updated 08/27/2016 05:59 EDT
NEW YORK — For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day on Monday.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg marked the occasion with a post on his Facebook page, saying that one out of seven people on Earth logged in to the social network to connect with their friends and family.

We made this video to celebrate all you've done to help our community connect one billion people in a single day. It's an amazing milestone. I hope you enjoy.

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, August 27, 2015

We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day.On...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, August 27, 2015

The 1 billion figure is different from the daily user numbers Facebook discloses each quarter when it reports its financial results. Those are the average number of daily users, counted over a 30-day period. Facebook had 968 million daily active users in June.

Overall, Facebook has nearly 1.5 billion users who log in at least once a month. It hit the 1 billion user milestone in October 2012. Most people on Facebook live outside the U.S. and Canada.

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