Facebook increased its monthly active users (MAUs) in India to 78
million in Q1 2013, an increase of over 50 percent compared to 51
million MAUs as of March 31, 2012.
"We had 73 million MAUs in Brazil
as of March 31, 2013, an increase of 62 percent compared to the same
period in 2012 ; and we had 78 million MAUs in India as of March 31,
2013, an increase of 50 percent compared to the same period in 2012,"
Facebook said in a filing to the US Securities Exchange Commission
An expanding user count in India and Brazil helped
the world's largest social networking site Facebook to increase its
monthly active users (MAUs) to a whopping 1.11 billion in the first
quarter of 2013. The ubiquitous social networking platform's MAUs rose
by 23 percent in January-March quarter of 2013 compared to the year-ago
"As of March 31, 2013, we had 1.11 billion MAUs, an
increase of 23 percent from March 31, 2012. Users in Brazil and India
represented key sources of growth in the first quarter of 2013 relative
to the prior year," the filing added.
MAUs are a measure of the
size of its global active user community. The US-based firm defines MAUs
as a registered Facebook user who logged in and visited Facebook
through the website or a mobile device or took an action to share
content or activity with his/ her Facebook friends or connections via a
third-party website that is integrated with Facebook, in the last 30
days as of the date of measurement.
The company said that users accessing the site on their mobiles or handheld devices are increasing internationally.
mobile MAUs rose by 54 percent to 751 million as of March 2013 from 488
million year-ago period, especially in India, Brazil and the US, it
"In all regions, an increasing number of our MAUs are
accessing Facebook through mobile devices with users in India, Brazil,
and the US representing key sources of mobile growth over the first
quarter of 2013 as compared to fourth quarter of 2012," the social
networking site noted in the filing.
Mobile MAUs is a user who
accessed Facebook via a mobile app or via mobile-optimised versions of
the website such as m.facebook.com, whether on a mobile phone or tablet
such as the iPad, during the period of measurement.
million mobile MAUs accessed Facebook solely through mobile apps or the
mobile website during the month ended March 31, 2013, a jump of 20
percent from 157 million during the month ended December 31, 2012.
The remaining 562 million mobile MAUs accessed Facebook from both personal computers and mobile devices during that month.
daily active users (DAUs) rose by 26 percent to 665 million on average
during March 2013 from 526 million during March, 2012.
"We experienced growth in DAUs across major markets, including Brazil, India and the US," it said.