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Meta hits 3.24 billion users with 150 million monthly active users

Meta boasts an average of 3.24 billion daily active people (DAP) across its suite of apps, marking a 7 per cent year-on-year. Furthermore, Instagram Threads has surpassed 150 million monthly active users, rising from 130 million in February.

Edited By: Saumya Nigam @snigam04 New Delhi Updated on: April 25, 2024 14:03 IST
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Meta now has 3.24 billion family daily active people (DAP) on average across its family of apps, an increase of 7 per cent year-over-year. Instagram Threads has reached more than 150 million monthly active users up from 130 million in February.

In an earnings call with analysts, Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Instagram, reels and video continue to drive engagement, with reels alone now making up 50 per cent of the time that's spent within the app.

“Threads is growing well too. They're now more than 150 million monthly active users and it continues to generally be on the trajectory that I hope to see,” he told analysts.

Meta’s Q1 total revenue was USD 36.5 billion, up 27 per cent on both a reported and constant currency basis.

Q1 total expenses were USD 22.6 billion, up 6 per cent compared to last year.

"It's been a good start to the year. The new version of Meta AI with Llama 3 is another step towards building the world's leading AI. We're seeing healthy growth across our apps and we continue making steady progress building the metaverse as well,” said Zuckerberg.

Meta now has 69,329 employees (as of March 31), a decrease of 10 per cent year-over-year.

"We estimate that more than 3.2 billion people use at least one of our apps each day and we're seeing healthy growth in the US,” said the company's CEO.

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A couple of days back, Meta, which is a parent company of Facebook stated that they are testing for an artificial intelligence chatbot, which might be named Meta AI. In the initial stage, the chatbot is being tested with the selected users in India across its suite of products, which would also include Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram.

In Instagram, Meta AI is already accessible with direct messaging (DM) by tapping on the Meta AI icon in the search bar to interact directly with the chatbot one-on-one. 

Similar to the other existing AI assistants - Google's Gemini as well as OpenAI's ChatGPT, where Meta AI will work as a general-purpose assistant, which provides the answers to a range of questions and real-time information.

Inputs from IANS



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