April 25, 2014Published by: Drew Benvie

A week of milestones: Facebook hits 1bn mobile users, WhatsApp reaches 500m and LinkedIn 300m

LinkedIn 300 million

This week many of the social networks published updates user numbers which are worth taking note of.

Perhaps the most interesting is Facebook, which announced stellar financial results this week breaking all expectations and growing in size and usage, in particular on mobile. The social network now boasts 1bn active users just on mobiles. This dwarfs all other social networks and shows that there is a lot of growth left in the old dog yet.

Elsewhere, LinkedIn announced that it has reached 300m users, one third of them being in the US. Also WhatsApp announced that it has hit 500m active users, that's 100 million more than four months ago. Quite staggering. Remember WhatsApp is owned by Facebook, as is Instagram, which also has 200m users.

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