Facebook hits historic milestone as one billion users log in on same day
For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day.
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 service on Monday, August 24.
"I'm so proud of our community for the progress we've made. Our community stands for giving every person a voice, for promoting understanding and for including everyone in the opportunities of our modern world," he wrote.
"A more open and connected world is a better world. It brings stronger relationships with those you love, a stronger economy with more opportunities, and a stronger society that reflects all of our values."
The one 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 one billion user milestone in October 2012.
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, 27 August 2015