Twitter hits 200 million users

Up from 140 million earlier this year
Darren Allan

December 20, 2012

Twitter now has an active user base of 200 million worldwide, the social network has announced.

In a tweet, the company stated: “There are now more than 200M monthly active @twitter users. You are the pulse of the planet. We’re grateful for your ongoing support!”

That’s up considerably from earlier this year, back in the spring, when Twitter said that it had 140 million regular tweeters.

200 million is a relatively impressive figure, then, though it pales next to Facebook’s billion of course.

At the start of the month, Google+ announced it had 135 million active users – and 500 million accounts in total. Funnily enough, Twitter also has over 500 million total accounts, so both are level pegging in that respect – but 50 per cent more folks are active on Twitter.

In other Twitter news, yesterday the company officially announced the roll out of the Twitter Archive feature, which allows users to download an archive of every single tweet they’ve ever made.

You’ll find the feature under Settings, but it’s only available to a “small percentage” of English language users at the moment. Over the coming “weeks and months” it will be rolling out to the entire Twitter global userbase.


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