Facebook's newest record: 2 billion users
Facebook announced today it's reached a major milestone: it now has 2 billion monthly users.
The social network was on the cusp of the double-billion mark for several months, and today CEO Mark Zuckerberg made it official in - what else - a Facebook post.
"As of this morning, the Facebook community is now officially 2 billion people!" he wrote. "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."
To put the figure in perspective, Earth's entire population is 7.3 billion. Twitter has 313 million monthly users, while Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, has 700 million. WhatsApp, another Facebook property, counts over 1 billion users on its platform.