Kevin D’souza, Facebook’s country growth manager in India, has revealed that Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) now has 82 million active users in India, which is 6.6 percent of the population. That’s up from 50 million in July 2012, and a mere eight million in 2010.
Facebook also revealed that 62 million of its Indian user-base – that’s a little over 75 percent of the new total – access the social network from their phones. India became the second largest market after the US for Facebook last year, sprinting past Indonesia’s users.
As we noted a couple of weeks ago after delving into the company’s most recent quarterly earnings report, Facebook now has a total of 339 million active monthly users in Asia. The continent is still providing Facebook’s strongest growth.
(Source: The Hindu)
(Editing by Anh-Minh Do, Enricko Lukman)