Nearly Half of Everyone in the UK Went on Facebook Yesterday

By Gary Cutlack on at

Facebook's UK team has just issued some user numbers, including our first ever look at its daily access figures. The social site claims that its averaging a staggering 24 million daily active users here in the UK, with that rising to 33 million individual users every month.

Given a fair chunk of the UK's 63m population is too young or too old for messing about thumbing-up photos of people they used to fancy 10 years ago, that's a heck of a large chunk of the entire country still happily Facebooking away.

And in a surprise win for the network's mobile ambitions, 20m of that 24m daily total includes people accessing the site from mobile devices.