This evening Facebook announced that they have surpassed the 10 billion photo milestone. In terms of files, that is over 40 billion files since there is 4 image sizes store for each individual photo. Doug Beaver provided some other interesting statistics including:
- There are between 2 and 3 Terabytes of photos being uploaded daily.
- Over 15 billion photos are served each day
- Over one petabyte (1,024 Terabytes) of photos have been stored
Facebook is currently the largest online photo storage site, dominating even the highly popular photo sharing site: Flickr. This is an impressive number and it’s also impressive that the photos application is one of the few features on Facebook that rarely has significant issues. I know that I personally use the photos application heavily and based on the stats released tonight, it appears that just about every other user does as well.