The number of Facebook daily active users (DAUs) has reached 7.3 million in South Africa (SA) in the second quarter of 2015, while Nigeria has 7.1 DAUs, according to official figures released this week by the popular US social media network.
SA also topped Nigeria in terms of mobile DAUs, cloaking 7 million, while Nigeria lags slightly behind with 6.9 million.
However, Africa’s largest economy surpasses the Southern African nation in terms of total monthly active users (MAUs), catching 15 million, with SA only making it with 12 million.
Kenya has also done well, reaching 2.2 million DAUs and 4.5 million MAUs, the report shows.
“At Facebook, we have a saying that we’re only 1% done, and this couldn’t be truer for Facebook in Africa. I’m only beginning this journey and already incredibly inspired by the power of connection – from the smallest moments to fostering global conversations,” Nunu Ntshingila, newly appointed Head of Africa at Facebook, said in a statement.
Facebook recently opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally.
The new office is the next step in furthering Facebook’s investment in Africa and its people. The team in Africa will focus initially on Kenya (East Africa), Nigeria (West Africa) and SA (Southern Africa).
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