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Nearly 400 million Twitter users estimated by 2018: Study

Published on May 28, 2014 6:22 AM
 
Twitter's messaging service will have close to 400 million global users by 2018, mostly in Asia, Latin American and the Middle East, consulting firm eMarketer estimated on Tuesday, far short of the 1 billion once expected. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Twitter's messaging service will have close to 400 million global users by 2018, mostly in Asia, Latin American and the Middle East, consulting firm eMarketer estimated on Tuesday, far short of the 1 billion once expected.

The new study by the digital advertising industry research firm suggests that Twitter's user growth will have plateaued in major developed markets within five years.

By 2018, user growth in Twitter's key markets of the United States and Japan will have steadily declined to 6.4 and 6.1 per cent, respectively, while its global user count will have reached just 386.9 million users, eMarketer said.

The United States accounts for three-quarters of Twitter's revenue, the messaging service disclosed last year.

 
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