Facebook is the most popular social media platform in the Arab states with around 156 million users by early 2017, up from 115 million a year earlier and it keeps growing quite differently than other networks.
In terms of distribution, around half of all Facebook users in the Arab region are based in three countries: Egypt, Saudi, and Algeria. Around 23% of all Arab Facebook users are in Egypt alone.
- During the last 30 months, Egypt gained the highest number of Facebook users across all the Arab states, an increase of 14.06 million users.
- Algeria ranks at the second place with an increasing number totaled 9.38 million users, followed by Iraq and KSA.
- Bahrain, Mauritania, Djibouti, and Comoros come at the end of the standings.
- Syria is the only Arab state has a decrease in the number of Facebook users.