Nearly half of Facebooks users only access the service on mobile

Today Facebook revealed that it now has more than 1.49 billion monthly active users, 655 million of whom only access Facebook via a mobile device. That means 44 percent of Facebook’s active user base literally never touches the service via desktop. The trend isn’t surprising, it’s been headed in this direction for years.
These figures don’t even include stats from non-Facebook users on services like Instagram, which may already push the company over the edge. Clearly, Facebook is a mobile company. But how long will it take before it’s effectively mobile-only? A long time, judging by the rate at which Facebook’s users are eschewing the desktop for mobile.