Facebook user base in India grows 5% to 82mn in April-June 2013

Facebook's monthly active users in India has grown 5 percent to 82 million monthly active users

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14 - Aug - 2013
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14 - Aug - 2013
 
Facebook user base in India grows 5% to 82mn in April-June 2013

Facebook has continued to register a steady growth in India with the social networking giant growing by 5 percent to 82 million monthly active users for April-June period of this year. Facebook had 78 million users in the country as of March 2013. The new figures were revealed by Facebook India Country Growth Manager Kevin D'Souza.

According to Mr. Kevin D'Souza, majority of Facebook users in India are using the site through mobile devices.

Globally, Facebook's MAUs have grown by 21 per cent to 1.15 billion as of June, 2013 against 955 million in the same period a year ago. Facebook's growth was mainly driven by the India and Brazil.

"Users in India and Brazil represented key sources of growth in the second quarter of 2013 relative to the prior year," Facebook had said.

The latest figures come shortly after Facebook revealed its Every Phone app had gone past 100 million monthly active users. The growth, however, mainly was driven by the developing markets such as India, Philippines and Indonesia where feature phone users in majority as compared to smartphone users.

“This is an important milestone for us. Facebook’s mission is to make the world more open and connected, and Facebook For Every Phone enables people around the globe to connect to the people and things they care about most, no matter what kind of mobile device they use,” said Facebook in a post.

Source: Times of India