New Delhi: For the first time over a billion people used Facebook on a single day.
According to its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook on Monday to connect with their friends and family.
"We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day. 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," his Facebook post reads.
Facebook has nearly 1.5 billion users who log in at least once a month, but this was the most in a single day.
In July, Facebook claimed that over half of the world's online users visited the site at least once a month.
In its earnings update last month, Facebook said monthly active users surged 13 percent from a year ago to 1.49 billion. The number of mobile active users rose to 1.31 billion.
The California-based social network on Thursday also said it is building new technology that video creators can use to guard against their works being copied at the social network without permission.