The social network posted more than USD 1 billion in quarterly profit for the first time. "2015 was a great year for Facebook. Our community continued to grow and our business is thriving," said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO.
"We continue to invest in better serving our community, building our business, and connecting the world," he added. "In 2015, people came together in many different ways on Facebook. We celebrated happy moments, from the Indian Super League to the release of Star Wars. Millions of people rallied to support Nepal after the earthquake, France after the Paris attacks and all those affected by the refugee crisis," Zuckerberg said in a post on Facebook.
"And every day, hundreds of millions of people just used Facebook to connect with loved ones." He said further: "Our community now has more than 1.59 billion people. More than 1 billion people use Groups. Almost 1 billion people use WhatsApp. More than 19 million who previously had no Internet access are now connected through"