Facebook has announced that it reached an important milestone this week. For the first time ever, over a billion users logged in to the social platform, in one day. The company celebrated this feat with a video that beautifully captured the essence of how Facebook connects people. Also Read - Facebook smartwatch to feature cameras alongside fitness functions: Yes, detachable cameras!Also Read - What happens to your Facebook account after you die?
Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook to announce this milestone. “I’m so proud of our community for the progress we’ve made. Our community stands for giving every person a voice, for promoting understanding and for including everyone in the opportunities of our modern world,” he wrote. Also Read - WhatsApp Multi-device support confirmed, public beta rollout begins in two months: Mark Zuckerberg
The video encapsulates all the different kind of posts that people share on Facebook – from selfies, videos to even the newly introduced feelings feature.
This was the first time we reached this milestone in a single day, and it’s just the beginning of connecting the whole world,” Mr Zuckerberg wrote.
Facebook was founded in 2004 and currently has nearly 1.5 billion users who log in at least once a month. In 2012, the company gained its first important milestone by gaining a billion users. In October last year, Facebook became the first non-Google app to cross a billion downloads on Play Store.
In July this year, Facebook announced that more than half the world’s Internet users visited the site at least once a month.
Check out the video below:
We made this video to celebrate all you’ve done to help our community connect one billion people in a single day. It’s an amazing milestone. I hope you enjoy.
Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, August 27, 2015