menlo park (afn) - The number of monthly Facebook users has risen to over 2 billion, an increase of 17 percent over a year ago. This is evidenced by figures that published the world's most popular social networking site.
In June, topman Mark Zuckerberg announced that the milestone of 2 billion was reached. On average, 1,32 billion people were on Facebook daily on Facebook. By now, more than a quarter of the 7 billion people worldwide are active on the network site. The milestone of 1 billion users was achieved in 2012.
Facebook also reported that sales in Q2 increased by 45 percent to $ 9.3 billion, helped by significantly higher revenues from ads, the majority of which were mobile. Net profit was $ 3.9 billion, an increase of 71 percent.
Good second quarter
Zuckerberg commented on a good second quarter and first half of the year. The number of Facebook employees increased by 43 percent to more than 20,000, for example, to remove violent images from the site. In addition, expenses increased considerably, including data centers and investments in apps like Instagram and WhatsApp.
The figures released by Facebook afterwards on Wall Street were better than analysts had expected. In trade nabeurs, the share rose.