As Facebook Prepares to Announce 500 Million Users, a Look Back at Its Traffic Growth


The last time Facebook announced its total worldwide traffic, it said it had 400 million monthly active users. That was February, three months after it said it had reached 350 million. Now, five months later, the company is planning to announce that has gained 100 million new users to reach the half a billion mark.

These traffic announcements may happen irregularly, but we’ve been tracking them all the way back to the company’s founding. As you can see from the graph below, growth has been consistently up and to the right.

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