Two months ago, Facebook revealed it had over 845 million monthly active users and 483 million daily active users. Now, Facebook says it has 901 million monthly active users and 526 million daily active users, according to the company's fourth amendment to its initial public offering (IPO) filing. Here's the relevant excerpt:
As of March 31, 2012, we had 901 million MAUs, an increase of 33% from March 31, 2011. We experienced growth across different geographies, with users in Brazil, India, and the United States representing key sources of growth. We had 45 million MAUs in Brazil as of March 31, 2012, an increase of 180% from the same period in the prior year, and we had 51 million MAUs in India as of March 31, 2012, an increase of 107% from the same period in the prior year. Additionally, we had 169 million MAUs in the United States as of March 31, 2012, an increase of 15% from the same period in the prior year.
When Facebook filed its $5 billion IPO last month, the company said it had 425 million monthly users as of December 2011. In the social networking giant's second IPO filing amendment, however, the company updated this number to 432 million monthly mobile users. Now, in the fourth amendment, Facebook updated that number once again:
We had 488 million MAUs who used Facebook mobile products in March 2012, and we surpassed 500 million mobile MAUs as of April 20, 2012.
Facebook also updated three other numbers from its original IPO release. The first is friend connections: from 100 billion as of December 31, 2011, to 125 billion as of March 31, 2012. The second is Likes and comments made per day: from 2.7 billion during Q4 2011 to 3.2 billion per day during Q1 2012. The third is photos uploaded to Facebook every day: 300 million on average in the three months ended March 31, 2012.
In short, Facebook is still experiencing very strong growth.
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