Founded in 2004, the social media behemoth hit the billion-user mark five years ago.
Facebook said today its ranks of monthly active users had hit the two billion mark — meaning more than a quarter of the world’s population is on the giant social network.
“As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people!” co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a post on his Facebook page marking the milestone.
More than a billion people take part in “groups” at Facebook each month and more than 800 million people “like” something at the social network on an average day, she added.
As it has grown, Facebook has consistently updated features to fend off challengers such as Snapchat and adapt to trends such as the migration of news and streaming video online.
In the latest move to deepen its reach, Facebook revealed yesterday it is starting production on high-quality television series and gaming shows to be broadcast on its platform.
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube announced yesterday the launch of an anti-terror partnership aimed at thwarting the spread of extremist content online.
Facebook this month launched a series of counterterrorism measures in the wake of attacks in Manchester and London.