From number of users to number of Tweets, here are some jaw dropping numbers behind Twitter. Just how much do you know Twitter? Ready to crunch some numbers? Here we go!

310 million monthly active users

As of March 2016, it’s reported that Twitter has about 310 million monthly active users. While that’s still a far cry from Facebook’s 1.65 billion monthly active users, that’s certainly nothing to scoff at!


1+ billion registered users

While Facebook still has Twitter beat in the number of registered users as of March 2016 with 2+ billion, Twitter is only 50% of that at 1+ billion users… I’m sure they’re actively working on closing that gap

3 years, 2 months & 1 day 

Twitter went from having its first Tweet to the billionth in 3 years, 2 months & 1 day. That’s a whopping 140,000,000 characters… wowzers! 

$130 billion wiped out in stock value

A fake tweet in 2013 claiming that an explosion at the White House caused injury to President Obama resulted in a dip in the Stock Market. Because of the Boston Marathon bombings taking place around the same time, it was easy for people to believe that this actually happened.

3.4 million retweets

The famous group selfie with Ellen DeGeneres and 12 other celebrities at the Oscars in March 2014 is currently the most retweeted image ever with 3.4 million retweets. The former crown belonged to President Obama after his win at the 2012 presidential election with roughly 800,000 retweets.


6,000 Tweets every second

Around 70 billion characters are tweeted on a daily basis on a daily basis. For more math, that’s 500 million tweets sent each day. #amazing

1 million followers in 4 hours and 3 minutes

Caitlyn Jenner joined Twitter on June 1, 2015 and within 4 hours and 3 minutes she had a million followers. The former record holder was Robert Downey Jr. back in April 2014 when he gained his million followers in 23 hours and 22 minutes.

391 million accounts have never tweeted

Of the 1+ billion registered users on Twitter, about 391 million accounts have never tweeted. I bet that’s a problem that Twitter is currently working on solving… those are literally millions of people who either don’t know how to tweet or just like to #creep and #troll.

143,199 tweets in one second

On August 2, 2013 fans tweeted “balse” at the exact moment that it played in the movie ‘Castle in the Sky’, resulting in 143,199 tweets worldwide in one second. I hope people put their phone away shortly after that… we know how annoying it is for someone to be on their phones during a movie!

55,064,486 Twitter fans on Twitter

Twitter has a solid fan base of 55,064,486, grabbing the number 10 spot on the list of Twitter accounts with the most followers. Are you curious to find out who else appears on the top 10 list? Stay tuned for another post where we’ll highlight the top 10 Twitter accounts with the most followers!

And there it is – some astounding numbers behind the mega Social Media Platform that is Twitter. These numbers will certainly only grow bigger since it was launched back in 2006… especially now with a decade of learning and findings under its baby blue belt!

You’ll learn how humble that beginning really was. The founders and their team were horsing around at a playground in San Francisco (of all places!) and while positioned at the very top of a kid’s slide, the very idea of Twitter was born. Fast forward to 2016 and they have multiple offices around the world and while that slide and playground remains a distant memory,

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