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Today Facebook revealed that it now has more than 1.49 billion monthly active users, 655 million of whom only access Facebook via a mobile device. That means 44 percent of Facebook’s active user base literally never touches the service via desktop.
The trend isn’t surprising — it’s been headed in this direction for years — but we’re certainly nearing a turning point for the world’s largest social network, a company that once alarmed the SEC over its risky mobile numbers pre-IPO.
These figures don’t even include stats from non-Facebook users on services like Instagram, which may already push the company over the edge. Clearly, Facebook is a mobile company. But how long will it take before it’s effectively mobile-only? A long time, judging by the rate at which Facebook’s users are eschewing the desktop for mobile.
No matter how anti-climactic, the end of days for the desktop remains a long ways away — good news for all you folks who just downloaded Windows 10.
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