Facebook helps us connect with friends and family wherever they are in the world.
The so-called social network giant is consolidating its position as the world’s most popular social media platform with 2.8 billion monthly active users in 2021.
And as if that number weren’t amazing enough, 1.84 billion users visit Facebook every day and use at least one of its core products such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.
So it’s no surprise that Facebook’s success has been so sustained since its arrival on the social media scene in 2004.
Speaking to Facebook Reports Second Quarter 2021, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the future of the website looks bright, saying, “We’ve had a strong quarter as we continue to help businesses grow and people stay connected.”
Read on to find out which of the countries in the world has the most Facebook users by using University De La Salle’s 2019 data.
Please note, News week has contacted Facebook for a comment.
10. United Kingdom (41 million users)
Facebook users made up around two-thirds (66.4 percent) of the UK population in 2018, and that statistic has certainly grown in the years in between.
And the fact that Facebook users make up 64.9 percent of Internet users only underscores the conclusion of the Asia-Pacific Social Science Review: “Facebook, an app that keeps reinventing itself, is indeed a way of life for many wired people Populations. “
9. Turkey (44 million)
In 2018, Facebook users made up 54.4 percent of the country’s population in the Middle East.
Turkey, with its young and increasingly computer literate population, finds its language today as the fourth most popular language in web content worldwide.
8. Thailand (50 million)
With 72 percent of its population on Facebook, Thailand tops this list in terms of the proportion of those who actively use the social media app.
Facebook is perceived as increasingly ready to welcome users from Asia to its platform in order to counteract the declining numbers in Western countries.
7. Vietnam (59 million)
The Southeast Asian country of Vietnam has 61 percent of its population who regularly use Facebook.
The monthly active users of Facebook in Asia have more than doubled in the last five years to almost 1.3 billion, in complete contrast to the significantly slower growth in the West.
6. Philippines (70 million)
Almost two-thirds of the Filipino population (65.6 percent) helped make the Southeast Asian country one of the world’s top users of the social media giant.
The Asia-Pacific region reportedly contributed about 23 percent to total Facebook revenue in the past year alone.
5. Mexico (85 million)
A little more than two thirds of the Mexican population (67.3 percent) log into the social network regularly.
Mexico was named in a pledge from Facebook in August 2021 to go water positive by 2030, meaning the platform will replenish hundreds of millions of gallons of water across America annually.
4. Indonesia (130 million)
The Southeast Asian country has the second lowest proportion of Facebook users in this top ten (at 48.5 percent).
However, Indonesia is also the highest-rated Asian country in terms of total numbers thanks to its huge 267 million inhabitants.
3. Brazil (130 million)
The country with the third largest number of Facebook users is Brazil with 62 percent of the population of the South American district.
Brazil was used in 2021 to test Facebook’s recent efforts to contain political content in users’ newsfeeds after criticism was voiced about its management.
2. USA (210 million)
In line with several other entries in this top ten, the US also uses about two-thirds of its population (64.1 percent) on Facebook.
Data compiled by Pew Research in 2021 shows that around half of US adults (49 percent) visit the site multiple times a day, while more than three-quarters of US women (77 percent) use the platform, compared with 61 percent of the US men.
1. India (270 million)
The country with the largest number of users in the world is India, which makes up around 19.9 percent of the population – the lowest in this top ten.
The report by the Asia-Pacific Social Science Review states, “India, the United States, Brazil and Indonesia are the front runners with a combined total of approximately one billion Internet users.”