Facebook has announced that it has crossed a new milestone as one billion people accessed the social network in a single day this past Monday. The social network already has a strong user base of nearly 1.5 billion monthly active users worldwide.
Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg revealed that one billion people logged in to Facebook on Monday. This means that one in seven people on Earth used the social networking platform during that day.
“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,” Zuckerberg said.
To celebrate the new success, Zuckerberg additionally posted a short-length video showing how different people use Facebook to communicate with their friends on the planet.
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
“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,” he added.
Founded in 2004, Facebook is the leading social networking platform. Although it was originally released as a platform for students, it now considered to be the second-most accessed website following Google.
Of the nearly 1.5 billion active users, over 1.3 billion users actively accessed the social network through their mobile devices in the second quarter. This comes after the launch of Facebook Lite app that offers the social network access on low-end devices and even on low-speed 2G networks.