Facebook records a drop in daily users for the first time ever

Published Feb 02 2022 at 11:33 PM GMT
  • After years of scandals, congressional hearings, and generally bad vibes, it seems like people are finally (and slowly) leaving Facebook behind.
  • Meta, the new name for the parent company that encompasses Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus, released its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2021 on Wednesday with one fairly shocking revelation hidden in the mountain of business-speak.
  • Daily active users on Facebook dropped very slightly between the final two quarters of last year, from 1 93 billion to 1 929 billion.
  • That’s a change so minuscule that it’s a little tough to notice on first glance when looking at Meta’s earnings slides, but it’s there.
  • The drop primarily happened in a vague “Rest of World” category, which basically means Latin America and Africa.



  • Published Feb 2, 2022 11:33 PM GMT