“There are now more than 200M monthly active @twitter users,” the tweet read. “You are the pulse of the planet. We’re grateful for your ongoing support.”
The social network hit 100 million monthly active users last September, just more than five years after the service launched. That means Twitter added as many users in 15 months as it did in the previous five years, a testament to how quickly its growth is accelerating.
With 200 million monthly active users, Twitter is roughly in line with LinkedIn, which announced having 187 million monthly active users in November, and well ahead of Google+, which currently has about 120 million active users. Facebook, meanwhile, passed 1 billion monthly active users in October.
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