Facebook passes 1bn users

Facebook reports more than 1 billion active users per month

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed the social network now attracted ovcer one billion active users per month

There are now more than 1 billion monthly users on Facebook, according to its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. The Facebook CEO posted the information in his FB profile this week, saying " This morning, there are more than 1bn 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.”

Facebook released a series of statistics to conincide with the announcement, showwing that 600 million users access Facebook via smartphones and tablets device - up 48 million from 552 million in June this year. Since its creation,more than 140.3 billion 'Friend' connections have been made.