Facebook Now Growing by Over 700,000 Users a Day, and New Engagement Stats

fblogosmallIt’s been just under 90 days since Facebook announced it has crossed the 200 million active user mark. Today, that number is somewhere around 240 million, perhaps even close to 250 million. If Facebook were a country, it would now have the 4th largest population in the world.

While Facebook has been growing at around 300,00 to 400,000 active users per day for most of the last three quarters, its growth rate seems to have again significantly increased in recent weeks to around 700,000 to 750,000 new users per day based on data we are tracking from Facebook’s advertising tools.

If Facebook continues at this rate, it could reach 300 million active users by November. Keep in mind, however, that as has been the case for most of the last year, about 70% of that growth is happening outside the United States. Nevertheless, Facebook still grew at an 8% monthly clip in the US in May, up to nearly 70 million active users today.

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In addition, Facebook has recently released updated engagement stats about the way users interact with different features on the site. Some highlights:

  • 30 million users update their statuses at least once each day (13 million did per month at the beginning of the year)
  • 8 million users become fans of Pages each day (up from 2.5 million per day at the beginning of the year)
  • 10 million videos are uploaded each month (up from 4 million)
  • 900 million photos are uploaded to the site each month (up from 700 million)
  • 1 billion pieces of content (web links, news stories, blog posts, notes, photos, etc.) are shared each week (up from 15 million per month)
  • 35 million active groups exist on the site (up from 19 million)
  • 2.5 million notes created each month
  • 30 million users access Facebook each month through a mobile device

In other words, Facebook’s growth does not appear to be slowing down yet, and engagement is still on the rise.

We’ll of course continue tracking all the latest Facebook stats for you here on Inside Facebook. To dive deeper on how you can engage Facebook’s 240 million users through Facebook Pages, Facebook advertising solutions, Facebook Platform applications, or Facebook Connect for your website, check out Inside Facebook’s Facebook Marketing Bible.

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47 Responses to “Facebook Now Growing by Over 700,000 Users a Day, and New Engagement Stats”

  1. Facebook cerca de los 250 Millones de Usuarios | Facebook Noticias says:

    [...] Via: Inside Facebook [...]

  2. M Fajar Syahwali says:

    Surpassed the population of my country Indonesia…

  3. Facebook cresce di oltre 700.000 utenti al giorno | . . . Picas . . . says:

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  5. Ankur Moulik says:

    Great to hear about this thing.
    Facebook is always the best social networking site.
    Congrats to Facebook ! :)

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  8. Social Media Citizens news: Facebook Now Growing by Over 700,000 « Social Media Citizens says:

    [...] “While Facebook has been growing at around 300,00 to 400,000 active users per day for most of the last three quarters, its growth rate seems to have again significantly increased in recent weeks to around 700,000 to 750,000 new users per day based on data we are tracking from Facebook’s advertising tools.” – http://www.insidefacebook.com/ [...]

  9. Sankar says:

    That’s a great achievement. congrats Facebook.

    Thanks
    Sankar

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  14. Gerald Hensel says:

    Unbelievable!!!

  15. Tran Tinh says:

    Excellent, so Facebook has no competitor now :lol:

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  18. Monty says:

    How many people does Facebook boot off each day for “using the service too much”? How many people deactivate or close their FB accounts each day? How many people sign up and never use Facebook (the type of members FB loves)?

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  21. Jens Borgkvist says:

    Mighty impressive numbers. I might add that Denmark is currently the nation in the world with the greatest Facebook penetration as about 35 % of the country’s population has a profile on Facebook. That’s more than 2 million users in a country with about 5 million citizens!

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