India Becomes Largest User of Facebook

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India has become the largest user of facebook in world. India has overtaken USA recently with 241 million active users beating USA’s 240 million users.

The number of active users in India has increased by 27 percent in the past six months alone, compared to the growth of 12 percent in the US over the same period.

Despite these strong gains, social media penetration in India remains relatively low, with just 19% of the country’s total population using Facebook in June. That compares to 73% penetration in the US, and a global average of around 42%.

Facebook’s active users in India also skew young, with more than half of the country’s users below the age of 25.

Top ten countries in terms of Facebook users are: (1st) India > USA > Brazil > Indonesia > Mexico > Philippines > Vietnam > Turkey > Thailand > UK (10th)

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