Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp had 3.24 billion daily active users in Q1 2024

Meta's suite of apps had a combined DAUs higher than a quarter of Earth's population.

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Meta’s Q1 2024 earnings report not only provided insight to its financial performance over the past few months, but specific metrics for the various apps it owns and operates as well. This includes Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, which tallied a whopping 3.24 billion daily active user figure in the quarter.

Meta’s DAU figure can be found in its Q1 2024 earnings report. Meta says that its 3.24 billion DAUs represents a seven percent increase from the previous year. Most notably, Meta has been pushing its Meta AI service across its family of apps over the past few months.

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Despite some impressive DAU numbers for Meta’s social media and communication apps, the stock was down following the release of the earnings report. This is likely due to the company’s guidance, which showed figures that investors found less than inspiring.

In other Meta news, the company reported a beat on both revenue and EPS expectations, but its Reality Labs division once again operated at a sizable loss. For more news on Meta and similar companies reporting financial earnings this week, stay right here on Shacknews.

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    April 24, 2024 2:20 PM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp had 3.24 billion Daily Active Users in Q1 2024

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      April 24, 2024 3:34 PM

      Half the damn world is a meta customer. Crazy.

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        April 24, 2024 5:08 PM

        One might argue we’re the product and the companies who buy our data from them are the customers

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          April 25, 2024 6:41 AM

          Facebook is not selling your data to other companies

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            April 25, 2024 7:29 AM

            advertisers aren't other companies? or are you splitting hairs between "selling data" and "selling access to the data?"

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              April 25, 2024 7:40 AM

              It is not "splitting hairs" to differentiate between selling raw user data to others and allowing a company to place ads against data which you control and they don't see. If you plan to pass privacy regulation that makes it illegal to sell user data to other companies as some way to hurt Facebook you're going to find you've completely misunderstood the situation.

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                April 25, 2024 7:59 AM

                right because no advertisers have the ability to de-anonymize and cross-correlate that information and then decide to resell that data. Facebook is totally innocent in this control over this *wink wink*

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                  April 25, 2024 8:07 AM

                  Yes I think Facebook allowing you to buy ad space is quite different from an advertiser gathering data from disparate sources, deanonymizing it, then selling that raw, deanonymized data to others in a way Facebook never would. For instance, making it illegal to sell user data would handicap that advertiser and stop that practice, while it would have next to no impact on Facebook and how they buy and serve ads.

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      April 24, 2024 3:48 PM

      WhatsApp is probably the most used app on my phone. I’m always surprised that it didn’t catch on in the US.

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        April 24, 2024 3:51 PM

        It's how I keep in touch with all my friends from overseas, and I hate that it's not popular in the US because I find it to be really convenient compared to a lot of other messaging apps.

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