Facebook passes 200 million mobile user mark, updates apps

By Emil · 16 replies
Nov 3, 2010
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  1. Facebook today held a mobile media event, in which it announced, among other things, that it has roughly 200 million active members using its mobile products. Last year, that number was at 65 million. Facebook has some 500 million users in total, and now the company is claiming that its mobile population is bigger than the iPhone or Android user base. Mobile users are twice as active on Facebook as people who are using just PCs, the social networking giant also noted.

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  2. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    i use the android facebook app every once and a while but dont really like facebook that much except to put up pictures of my baby girl for family to see and the such. In a whole though mark has turned facebook into a super power and is the youngest billionaire in the world which is probably a plus.
  3. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    "will be much more or less on par going forward"
  4. kearnsy24

    kearnsy24 TS Rookie

    Windows mobile app? =/

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,256   +454

    I would thoroughly enjoy seeing the reaction from all the facebook-using drones if fb were to disable mobile access to its service for a full week.
  6. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    wow amazing. Where can i download them now?
  7. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    I want to cheer for Facebook, because I use it... but at the same I really don't.
  8. maestromasada

    maestromasada TS Rookie Posts: 92

    what is 'facebook'?
  9. bam13

    bam13 TS Rookie Posts: 42

    No surprise, I use facebook app for iPhone all the time, it´s really great, always in touch with my friends. I think this is the future of social networks, to bring them on the screens of smartphones.
  10. grimm808

    grimm808 TS Rookie Posts: 30

    I used to use Facebook until I got rid of mine, just to try eliminate any sort of risk of potential identity theft, or privacy invasion. When facebook first started, I remember it being really popular amongst college students. I'm surprised how much it's grown. It looks like it gets to be the Social Network that stays around.
  11. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    I Have been using the new app on android and it is much better than the previous one. Navigation is a lot easier as you do it within the application instead of being sent to the webpage via your web browser.
  12. rizalp

    rizalp TS Rookie Posts: 39

    I use facebook mobile only when i'm waiting or caught in a traffic road. Time sure flying when you use it..
  13. TwiztidSef

    TwiztidSef TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Makes sense that the mobile device side of facebook is growing. No employer or school wants people screwing around on facebook. I believe it would be easier to access facebook through a phone rather than the computer in that case. I kinda want to see some heatmaps or something of when and where people login from in the country.
  14. jenifleo

    jenifleo TS Rookie

    I use the mobile app on my iphone all the time. I love it. I can't wait to use some of these new features.
  15. z71kris

    z71kris TS Rookie Posts: 20

    what I dont see is any info on the BlackBerry app...
  16. zogo

    zogo TS Rookie Posts: 53

    I think there are much better ways than spending my time on facebook, like socializing with people in person. Although it's quite a nice thing to chat and look at your friends from other countries and meeting new ones at the same time. Personally, I use it very seldom because the things that I don't like surpasses the things that I like. I suppose not all the things are meant for everybody, right?!
  17. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Guru Posts: 451   +34

    All my friends use facebook in mobile during classes because they can't use PC or netbooks in front of the professor.But they facebook the entire day what's in it anyway.

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