Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, says the social media platform has 1.3 billion daily active users as at the first quarter of 2017.
Zuckerberg said that users increased by 18 per cent on a year-over-year basis.
He said that the monthly active users (MAUs) was 1.94 billion as at March 31, 2017, indicating an increase of 17 per cent year-over-year.
âWe just announced our quarterly results and gave an update on our progress connecting the world. We had a good start to 2017. We are continuing to build tools to support a strong global community,â he said.
âOur community now has more than 1.9 billion people, including almost 1.3 billion people active every day.
âOur next focus is building community. More than 100 million people on Facebook are members of âvery meaningfulâ groups, like parent support groups or illness support groups that are an important part of their lives.â
He said that his hope was to help more than one billion people join very meaningful groups to strengthen the social fabric over the next few years.
According to him, Facebook has a lot more work to build a global community that works for everyone.
âWe are also continuing our work to spot false news, and enabling greater civic engagement by connecting people with their government representatives,â he said.
âThis quarter, we also took a major technology step forward at F8, by opening up the camera to be the first mainstream augmented reality platform.â