Facebook has reported its Q3 2015 earnings, and it has unsurprisingly increased profits. Revenue jumped from $3.2 billion to $4.5 billion year on year, but that isn’t quite as impressive as the 1.01 daily active users logging on to the social network.
The world’s largest social network reported a 17-percent increase in daily active users over the same time last year, and it should come as no surprise that a third of these users are from the Asia Pacific region. Comparatively, the US and Canada only contributed 167 million daily active users.
These numbers should come as no surprise, with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg choosing to focus his expansion efforts on emerging markets instead of developed countries. Some 308 million daily users come from areas that are not in Europe, Asia Pacific, or the US and Canada. This represents only a tiny fraction of the population living in those regions that happen to include all of South America and Africa.
Mobile Facebook users have also increased to 894 million daily users, but from 844 million last year. The company recorded a jump of 23-percent in monthly mobile users as well.