Facebook saw the number of users of its services increase significantly in the past quarter. The company cites the reason that many people stayed at home because of the coronavirus outbreak. That writes Facebook in its latest quarterly figures.
Both daily and monthly users increased by 12 percent, compared to the same period a year earlier. In the past quarter, Facebook attracted an average of 1.79 billion users per day. That was 2.7 billion a month.
Facebook does not release separate figures for its other apps, Instagram and WhatsApp. All of Facebook’s apps together were used by an average of 3.14 billion people every month, up 14 percent from the same quarter last year.
The fact that people log in more often, according to Facebook, is because many people stayed at home because of the coronavirus. “Our products were used to keep in touch with others.”
Incidentally, that growth does not seem to continue, Facebook writes. “Looking ahead and seeing advice to stay at home diminish, we expect monthly and daily users to weaken in the next quarter.”