Facebook has nearly 1.9 billion monthly users, next big focus for videos

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Facebook has close to 1.9 billion monthly active users (1.86 billion to be precise), which is a huge number if you consider the network has been around for a little over 12 years. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted the details on his page, announcing they have over 1.2 billion people active every day on the social network, and over 65 million small businesses using the network to connect with customers.

The Facebook CEO also confirmed their big focus will be to put ‘video first’ across apps. He reiterated in his post that over 150 million people now use Instagram Stories every day. Facebook launched a new camera in Messenger, and Zuckerberg also confirmed they have started rolling it out to the main Facebook app as well.

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In his earnings call, Zuckerberg gave more details on how they view the video. He said, “I see the video as a mega trend on the same order as mobile. That’s why we’re going to keep putting video first across our family of apps and making it easier for people to capture and share video in new ways.”

The Facebook founder confirmed there’s going to be a tab at the bottom of the main app with top videos and recommendations. This has been rolled out to everyone in the US, and the company will bring it to other countries soon. Let’s not forget, Instagram also has a list of video recommendations right on top of the Explore tab.

He also spoke about how Live video has been revamped on the platform. “New Year’s Eve was our biggest live moment ever, with more people going live than at any other time since we launched the product,” confirmed Zuckerberg. But he didn’t give a number on this.