SAN FRANCISCO: The social networking site Facebook has on Thursday achieved another milestone, as one billion Facebook users have used the social networking site in one day to connect with their friends and family members.
Celebrating the billion visits, Chief Executive and Co-founder of Facebook Inc., Mark Zuckerberg has said “We just passed an important milestone” on his Facebook page.
“On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth have used Facebook to connect with their friends and family. This is different when compared to the financial figures. When we talk about the financials, we use average numbers, but this is different”. Zuckerberg said.
“It was the first time that Facebook has achieved this milestone and this is just a beginning, with Facebook connecting the whole world”,he added.
The CEO and Co-founder has also posted a video dedicated to the achievement.
Reporting it’s earnings last month, the social networking site said, that its monthly active users have surged 13 percent when compared to last year. The number of mobile active users rose to 1.31 billion.
Facebook has also made another announcement regarding its creation of new tool to guard the copyrights of a video content. It said that the video guarding tool that it has been working on, can be used by the video creators to guard their works from being posted on Facebook without permission.
“This tool is tailor made to our platform and can be used to find matching videos across the pages and groups. The videos matching the original content can be reported to us and can be removed”, a blog post said.
Facebook is already using an Audible Magic system that uses audio “fingerprinting” to identify and block copyrighted videos from making it onto the social network without proper authorization, the Times of India reports.