Social-network hits major milestone, doubling its user base in little over two years
More than one billion people are now using Facebook each month, a new milestone for the social network.
Founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the news in a post on his own Facebook page.
"This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month.
"If you're reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you," his post read.
Zuckerberg said that it was "amazing" and humbling" to have one billion people actively using the site.
"I am committed to working every day to make Facebook better for you, and hopefully together one day we will be able to connect the rest of the world too."
Based on the current figure of around one billion, Facebook currently has around 14 per cent of the world's population registered and actively using the site at least once a month.
Facebook reached the milestone of 500 million users in July 2010, six years after it launched. The doubling of that figure in just over two years will be welcome news to the social network after recent difficulties following its flotation on Wall Street.
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