Facebook’s number of monthly users is more than the number of people that follow Islam. It has more than 2 billion users and is also close to surpassing the number of those who identify as Christians (around 2.3 billion people). American think tank Pew Research Centre has issued the data in which they have given the number respective to the three- Islam, Christianity and Facebook.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at a Chicago rally for creators of Facebook groups mid this year:
“That’s a lot of people who now need to find a sense of purpose and support somewhere else.”
Facebook has been growing at the rate of 22% per annum which is also faster than the fastest growing religion, Islam. It is growing at a rate of 1.4% annually.
It is expected that users of the Facebook will exceed the number of Christians before 2020. Facebook has also more members than the number of speakers of any world language. Mandarin, which is the most widely spoken language with about 1.3 billion speakers is already lagging behind Facebook.
Facebook owns three of the five largest online communities in the world: WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook app. The other two are WeChat and Tencent.