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India helps drive Facebook’s user growth

  • Daily active users reached 1.62 billion, up 9% compared to last year, led by growth in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines, says Facebook CFO David Wehner
  • Mark Zuckerberg says the company is optimistic that it will soon be able to fully launch WhatsApp Pay in India

NEW DELHI : Markets like India and Indonesia helped Facebook grow its daily active user base by 9% to 1.62 billion in the September quarter.

“Daily active users reached 1.62 billion, up 9% compared to last year, led by growth in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines. This represents approximately 66% of the 2.45 billion monthly active users in September," Facebook chief financial officer David Wehner said during an investor call.

Talking about payments services on WhatsApp, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company is optimistic that it will soon be able to fully launch WhatsApp Pay in India.

“We’re working on payments in WhatsApp. We have our tests going on in India. We’re very optimistic that we are going to be able to launch to everyone in India soon," he said.

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