The social networking giant has now crossed 1 billion active monthly users. This makes Facebook the first social network to cross the 10-figure mark, indicating that one out of every seven individuals on the planet is using the service.
Mark Zuckerberg announced the big news in a letter today:
"This morning, there are more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month.
If you're reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you.
Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.
I am committed to working every day to make Facebook better for you, and hopefully together one day we will be able to connect the rest of the world too."
Along with one billion active users, 600 million are accessing Facebook via mobile. The average user age is 22 and since its launch in 2004, the site has seen 1.13 trillion 'likes' with 219 billion photo uploads, 17 billion of which were location-tagged.
Facebook had 955 million monthly active users, 543 million of which accessed the site via mobile, and 552 million daily active users on average as of June 2012. Facebook released a factsheet during the announcement which reveals a number of interesting statistics.