Facebook grows daily active users by 25 percent, mobile users by 45 percent
Despite its massive size, Facebook is still seeing big gains in user growth. In its Q3 earnings report, the social media giant said that September 2013 saw an average of 728 million daily active users, an increase of 25 percent year-over-year. The company saw huge gains in mobile, too, taking in 874 million monthly active users as of September 30, 2013 — a growth rate of 45 percent from 2012.
David Ebersman, Facebook’s CFO, spoke directly to the growth of Facebook’s user base on a conference call following the release of the results, touching particularly on Facebook adoption and loyalty among teens. He said that although it’s difficult to track how teens engage with Facebook due to the privacy measures in place for users under 18, the company is confident that engagement among teens has held steady between Q2 and Q3. The only trouble area, he adds, is among “younger…
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