Facebook claims to have 1.94 billion monthly active users.
Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg sold 279,533 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 30th.
Facebook has also been developing technology known as augmented reality, a mix of the real and digital worlds. Chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has written a new mission statement: to "give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together". In May, Facebook announced that its monthly users amounted to 1.94 billion worldwide.
His ultimate goal is to convince 1 billion users to join Facebook communities. So the Facebook founder wants to bring more meaning to its almost 2 billion users by shepherding them into online groups that bring together people with common passions, problems and ambitions.
Building on ideas he set out in a manifesto earlier this year, as well as his ongoing "meet and greet" tour of all 50 USA states, Zuckerberg said that tackling many challenges - whether climate change, ending poverty or disease - can only be achieved by working together.
However, so far in 2017, the social media network's stock is up 30.9 percent.
And he thought there was not better to share the new milestone than on his own platform - and he even responded to some of his many followers. But with nearly 2 billion Facebook users, that last bit - inclusivity - can be tough.
Zuckerberg laid out his lofty ambition in a Chicago speech last week that suggested Americans are in need of something to unify their lives.
"This wouldn't have happened without the millions of smaller communities and individuals who are sharing and making meaningful contributions every day", the post read. Admins can now remove a person and the content they created within the group - including posts, comments and other people they added to the community - in one step.
"Facebook has the largest user base, by far, compared to any other social network", Bajarin said.
What's particularly impressive about this feat isn't just the ridiculous user number, but the speed at which Facebook got there.