We initially reported that Facebook had reached 750 million users, but today, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the social network had reached the milestone. Zuck added that sharing is growing at an “exponential rate.”
Zuckerberg said Facebook didn’t report the milestone because they don’t thing that’s the metric they should be using to determine user engagement. He also said that he hoped that Facebook would reach a billion users soon.
Facebook hasn’t officially released an updated user count since it reached 500 million users nearly a year ago, so it’s interesting that the social network confirmed its massive userbase. Facebook’s user count is defined as a user who has logged in within the last 30 days, which shows that these 750 million users are actually actively using the site.