Facebook had a busy day this week. A very busy day. A milestone, record-breaking very busy day.
According to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, 1 billion people logged into the social media site on Monday. This is the first time this has happened since the site was first launched back in February of 2004.
“We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day,” Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook account. “On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family.”
“When we talk about our financials, we use average numbers, but this is different. This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it’s just the beginning of connecting the whole world,” he wrote.
At the last count, Facebook has around 1.5 billion active users, so Monday’s figures reveal that at least two thirds of them are logging into the site on a daily basis. Facebook announced its billionth user back in 2012. At this stage, Facebook’s active user base is the biggest on social media.
The news comes in the same week Facebook launched its new personal assistant for Messenger M, a service it hopes will learn the aesthetic tastes and desires of anyone who uses it so it can provide the best responses to request users make.