Facebook reaches 2 billion monthly users, Zuckerberg says

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Facebook hits 2B user mark

FBN’s Neil Cavuto reports on Facebook reaching 2 billion users.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that the social network has reached two billion monthly users.

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“We're making progress connecting the world, and now let's bring the world closer together,” Zuckerberg said in a short post announcing the milestone.

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Facebook had 1.94 billion active monthly users as of last May, according to company statistics. That total represented a year-over-year increase of 17%.

Competitor Twitter Inc. had 328 million active monthly users as of April, while the Snap Inc.-owned app “Snapchat” had 166 million daily users, according to Reuters.

Facebook has placed an increased emphasis in recent months on live programming and digital streams as a way to drive user growth. The company announced Tuesday that it would partner with Fox Sports to stream more than a dozen games from the European “Champions League” soccer tournament. Facebook also has streaming deals with Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer.

Earlier this month, Facebook introduced a trio of political tools aimed at helping local politicians communicate with their constituents. The rollout came months after the social network introduced a “Town Hall” platform designed to make it easier for users to contact their representatives.

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