The above graph represents the growth in the number of Facebook monthly active users (MAUs), worldwide, from Q1 2009 to the most recent quarter. The growth in the total number of Facebook monthly active users (MAUs) has been phenomenal. By the end of Q2 2019, there are 2.41 billion internet users who have joined Facebook. That’s a significant year-over-year increase of 8%. When compared to the previous quarter, it is just a 1.6% increase. In fiscal Q1 2019, about 2.37 billion people around the world were using Facebook on a monthly basis.

It is important to note that the worldwide growth of Facebook monthly users has been primarily driven by the APAC region. Another graph representing the growth in the number of Facebook users by region clearly highlights the regional contribution of APAC, Europ, US & Canada, and Rest of the World in the overall growth of Facebook users worldwide.

  • Region: Worldwide
  • Source: Facebook Quarterly Reports, SEC Filings
  • Last Updated: 29 July 2019
  • Note: Facebook financial year – Jan 1 to 31 December
  • Graph ID: 54

Facebook Monthly Active Users: History

It was the first time in fiscal Q3 2012 when Facebook had touched 1 billion users milestone. The number of Facebook monthly active users increased to 1007 million (1.01 billion) in Q3 2012, from 800 million in Q3 2011.

The company took almost 5 years to achieve another milestone of crossing 2 billion MAUs. In fiscal Q2 2017, Facebook MAUs count has increased a notable 17% YoY to 2,006 million (2.01 billion), globally.

Note: Facebook defines its monthly active user as a registered Facebook user who logged in and visited Facebook through the website or a mobile device, or took an action to share content or activity with his/her Facebook friends or connections via a third-party website that is integrated with Facebook, in the last 30 days.


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