Facebook is growing as a mobile company, with roughly 618 million people checking Facebook from their phones and tablets. According to new figures released Thursday by App Annie, Facebook Messenger is the No. 1 iOS social networking application, in terms of monthly downloads. The Facebook native app is No. 3. Both Messenger and Facebook are also quite popular on Android, as well.
With more and more Facebook users accessing the social network via mobile devices, Citrix examined where mobile traffic driven by Facebook was going, finding that 77 percent of the data volume generated by the social network’s mobile applications went to these five sites: YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, Yahoo, and eBay.