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Facebook now has 1.9billion users, 1.2billion on WhatsApp

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg today announced the achievement made by his major social platforms used all over the world. 

On Facebook, there are 1.9billion registered users, 1.2billion on WhatsApp each month, 700million Instagram users each month, while another 1.2billion each month use Facebook Messenger.

He made the announcement at Facebook Headquarters at Menlo, CA, United States.

“We just announced our quarterly results and gave an update on our progress connecting the world. Our community now has more than 1.9 billion people, including almost 1.3 billion people active every day.

“Our next focus is building community. More than 100 million people on Facebook are members of “very meaningful” groups — like parent support groups or illness support groups that are an important part of their lives. My hope is to help more than 1 billion people join very meaningful groups to strengthen our social fabric over the next few years.

Issue of Facebook false news and offensive post

Mark said that more people have been added to the facebook team to handle issue of offensive posts.

“We have a lot more work to build a global community that works for everyone. I shared earlier today that we’re adding 3,000 people to our community operations team to review reported posts faster when someone needs help. We’re also continuing our work to spot false news, and enabling greater civic engagement by connecting people with their government representatives.

“This quarter we also took a major technology step forward at F8 by opening up the camera to be the first mainstream augmented reality platform. I’m excited to get virtual and augmented reality in more of your hands soon, “he said.

 

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