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Facebook now has 1.2 billion users on its apps

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Facebook now has 1.8 billion month active users. Its messenger service also has more than a billion users and likewise for WhatsApp. Instgram has also grown and it has more than 500 million users. Importantly, it has now 1.2 billion users on its apps.

“Our community now has 1.8 billion people. We hit the milestone of 1.2 billion people using our apps every day,” said Mark Zuckerberg in a Facebook post.

According to Zuckerberg its bet on live video is paying off as more than 4 times the amount of people are now going live on Facebook. Instagram stories which was launched only a couple of months ago also already has 100 million active users.

Interestingly, Facebook is also focusing on photography as it is building a new camera across its apps.

“We’re also building a brand new camera across our apps and we’ll be adding even more visual messaging tools over the next few months,” said Zuckerberg.

All this news comes on the back of a blockbuster quarter for the social networking giant where it reported earnings of $7.01 billion which marks a 16 percent hike in revenues year over year.

Interestingly, Facebook’s CEO also revealed that now 40 million users are using Internet.org which was rejected in India when it pitched under the ‘Free Basics’ moniker in India. This also means that around about 0.5 percent of the world’s population is now connected to the Internet through Facebook’s efforts.