The number of monthly active users of Facebook in India has shot up by 5 per cent to 82 million for this year’s April-June period.
The California-based social networking giant had 78 million users in India in the January-March period.
“MAUs (monthly active users) by the end of second quarter stood at 82 million against 78 million at the end of January-March 2013,” Facebook India Country Growth Manager Kevin D’Souza told PTI.
A majority of active users in India access Facebook through mobiles, he added.
Buoyed by a surging user base in the emerging markets of India and Brazil, the social networking platform’s MAUs globally rose by 21 per cent to 1.15 billion as of June, 2013, against 955 million in the same period a year ago.
“Users in India and Brazil represented key sources of growth in the second quarter of 2013 relative to the prior year,” Facebook had said earlier.