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#RecordAlert: 1 billion people, probably including you, were online on Facebook on Monday

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 3:58 IST

Facebook reached a "milestone" on Monday, 24 August when "1 in 7 people were online on Facebook, company founder Mark Zuckerberg shared the happy news on his account.

Yesterday, in a Facebook post, Zuckerberg wrote, "We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day."

He added, "On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family."

Facebook, currently has around 1.5 billion users who log in to the largest social media platform at least once a month. Well, this was for a single day.

The post further talks about Facebook as a community fostering communication. Zuckerberg said, "When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is different. This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it's just the beginning of connecting the whole world.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.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. Thank you for being part of our community and for everything you've done to help us reach this milestone. I'm looking forward to seeing what we accomplish together."

Back in October 2012, Facebook first announced it had one billion users using the site at least once a month. Now, within three years later, the site has successfully pulled in that many users in a single day.

First published: 28 August 2015, 12:10 IST