Facebook passes 1bn active users mark

US social media giant sees 1.13 trillion 'likes', 140m friend connections since launch

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Facebook passes 1bn active users mark Facebook has over one billion active users.
By  Andy Sambidge Published  October 5, 2012

Facebook has announced that one billion people around the world are now using the social media platform at least once a month.

Since its launch, 1.13 trillion likes and 140.3 billion friend connections have been generated, with 219 billion photos shared since the launch of this application in 2005, Facebook said in a statement.

The US media giant also revealed that 17 billion check-ins were made, which included location-tagged posts.

Statistics disclosed by Facebook also showed that 62.6 million songs have been played 22 billion times - that's about 210,000 years of music - and represents song plays since the launch of music-listening applications in September 2011.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook, said: "Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life."

Facebook also revealed that 2.45 billion content items and 2.7 billion "Likes" are shared every day on Facebook and more than 300 million photos are uploaded daily.

As for the mobile usage, statistics showed that 600 million people are using Facebook on mobile devices at least once a month.

Facebook said it is accessed from more than 7,000 different types of mobile devices and drives 170 million referrals to Apple's App Store and Google Play every month.

According to Facebook, its App Centre has more than 220 million monthly active users and more than 235 million people play games on Facebook every month.

In July it was reported that the number of Facebook users in the Arab world rose 50 percent year-on-year to 45.2m at the end of June 2012.

Earlier this year, Facebook opened an office in Dubai in a bid to boost advertising revenues from the oil-rich GCC.

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