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Mark Zuckerberg has announced that two billion people now use Facebook.
The platform hit its first billion in October 2012, and took under five years to hit its second. The number accounts for around 26% of the global population, but almost two thirds of the world’s internet users.
Users took to the comment section of Zuckerberg’s announcement to congratulate him, and he responded to some by expressing his wish to grow the brand even further.
Philip Fung, an early engineer at Facebook who now works for the A3 foundation, commented that only 150 million users were needed to hit integer overflow — which happens when a number is too big to be stored with the given number of bits.
Facebook added to Zuckerberg’s announcement with a blog post.
The platform is launching a personalised video to celebrate, much like those from friend anniversaries. The video, dubbed Good Adds Up, lists the amount of love reactions a user has given, relishing in “what we can do together”.
According to the company, 175 million users use the love reaction every day.
Even Twitter users got in on the celebration.
#Facebook hits 2 billion users WOW that is something isn’t it!! incredible….
— Bermondsey Trifle (@BermondseyT) June 28, 2017
Holy shit there are 2 BILLION people on Facebook. Not 2 million, but 2 FUCKING BILLION people with accounts on a website. holy shit
— sugarmami (@annk3nny) June 28, 2017
Some lamented the fact that even with so many users, they couldn’t find the ones they loved.
2 billion people on Facebook and still can’t find the girl I had a crush on last year.. WYA
— Edgar (@t0ky07) June 28, 2017
And others were pretty indifferent.
Facebook told me that they are so happy that i am a part of 2 billion people to have joined Facebook. Just when i was so close to delete it.
— Gerardo Cano (@CanoAcee) June 28, 2017
there are 2 billion ppl on facebook and 8 billion ppl on earth..idk math..but seems like a lot of ppl
— kitty cohen (@kittypaytas) June 28, 2017
Facebook has 2 billion users thanks to all the catfish with their fake profiles 🤣
— Daniel Olivares (@dolivares1381) June 28, 2017