Facebook Good Adds Up Video Celebrates Reaching 2 Billion MAUs

Check out the new Facebook Good Adds Up video, which rolls out to celebrate the social giant’s rise to 2 billion monthly active users, surpassing all others…

Facebook now has 2 billion MAUs or monthly active users, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today. “As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people! We’re making progress connecting the world, and now let’s bring the world closer together. It’s an honor to be on this journey with you,” Zuckerberg wrote.

Facebook Good Adds Up Video Highlights Stats as Social Network Hits 2 Billion Monthly Active Users

To celebrate the milestone, Facebook released a “Good Adds Up” video users can make and share. Just five years ago, Facebook had 1 billion MAUs but has doubled that number in a half decade.

YouTube is the social network’s closest rival, with 1.5 billion monthly active users. Tied for third in MAUs are WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger with 1.2 billion each. Coming in fourth on the list of MAUs is WeChat, with 889 million, followed by Instagram with 700 million. Rounding out the top 8 are Twitter, with 328 million and Snapchat with approximately 225 million monthly active users.

Within its family, Facebook has 4.9 billion MAUs, as it owns Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. The company states over 750 million new friendships form every day, along with 150 million Love reactions. Additionally, Facebook Groups have over 1 billion monthly users. Instagram Stories alone boasts 250 million DAUs or daily active users.

Currently, 66 percent of its users return daily to Facebook, compared to 55 percent when the network hit 1 billion users. Strangely, the social network continues to roll out new measures to fight context collapse, a decline in original content broadcasting. These include Facebook Spring Memories, along with new status update background colors, a “Try It Now” prompt, and more.

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