The leading social networking platform, Facebook, has reached another milestone as its CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced during the company’s first-quarter-2017 earnings call last Wednesday that the platform garners 1.9 billion users.
Zuckerberg says that approximately 1.3 billion people in this number are active users in a daily basis.
In the prior studies conducted by Facebook, it is proven that the community increases people by 17 percent per year.
Facebook started on February 2004. Now, with fast-growing rate of users, it has become the forefront of all social networking sites, widely used by many people, businesses, and others for virtual social interaction.
Future Advancements of Facebook
The platform always seeks for its further betterment: From a simple timeline to a more intricate one, from a simple “like” to various “reaction” buttons, and now, aiming for a modernized features.
During the earning call, Zuckerberg also stated their future plans.
What can we expect on this community in the next years or months?
Aside from its new milestone, Zuckerberg also imparted that he and his team are aiming for a more “community-like” platform for Facebook users.
He reasoned out that it would further strengthen the social connectivity of the users.
Zuckerberg says that more than 100 million are part of “groups” reinforcing a particular cause.
Some of these groups are centered parent-support, illness-support, and etc.
In the near future, the community aims to help other users in finding “meaningful groups” to indulge with.
Another prominent advancements users have to watch out is the augmented reality that Facebook would made available to the public.
Zuckerberg admitted that augmented reality is not new anymore as other apps like what Snapchat did – that allows people to “embellish” their photographs with various elements they could choose from.
However, he added that their team aims for a more accessible augmented reality through an open platform, which makes them ahead among others.
Source: Mark Zuckerberg (Official FB Account), Adweek