Technology News

latest updates from easySERVICE™

Facebook’s App Now Have Over 100 Million Users

facebook iphone

Facebook announced late Sunday that more than 100 million people are now using Facebook for Every Phone, a native app that runs on more than 3,000 feature phone models around the world.

While Facebook has generated headlines for revamping its smartphone apps for iPhone and Android, all part of an effort last year to become a truly mobile-first company, it has also been working to improve its accessibility for users in emerging markets.

Facebook for Every Phone launched in 2011 and originally worked with about 2,500 types of feature phones from carries in India, Turkey, Indonesia and elsewhere. The app offers Facebook’s basic functions — news feed, photo uploads, sending messages — in a format that works on the phones used in developing countries.

The New York Times reports that Facebook recently started selling ads to these users, which means it hasn’t made any money from them yet. However, the app gives Facebook an opportunity to broaden its reach into new markets and become a gateway for the ways users in emerging markets access and experience the Internet.

The announcement comes just several days ahead of its second quarter earnings call and may be seen as a positive sign among investors about Facebook’s continued potential to grow its user base.

Share your thoughts in the comments below and don’t forget to like this post.

Source: Associated Press


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: