Facebook Hits Major User Milestone

The social media network now has 2 billion monthly users
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2017 7:15 PM CDT

(Newser) – A billion users isn't cool. You know what's cool? Two billion users. On Tuesday—five years after hitting a billion monthly users—Facebook announced it has hit 2 billion monthly users, TechCrunch reports. That makes it the largest social media network in the world; USA Today notes it now has a bigger "population" than any country. "We're making progress connecting the world, and now let's bring the world closer together," Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post. But if Facebook truly wants to connect the entire world, it's going to need to find a way to reach the 15% of people who live in areas with no internet access and the many more who can't afford internet access. It also needs to get itself unblocked in China. (Read more Facebook stories.)

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