Twitter Daily Users | Twitter admits that it overestimated the number of daily users for three years

New Delhi: Twitter claimed to have incorrectly reported the average number of monetizable daily active users (mDAUs) due to an inaccuracy introduced three years ago. This comes at a time when the microblogging site is in the midst of a $ 44 billion acquisition led by Tesla founder. Elon Musk.

Twitter has overestimated the number of daily users on its service for three consecutive years, surpassing up to 1.9 million users each quarter.
technology site The Verge said.

“In March 2019, we launched a feature that allowed people to link multiple separate accounts together to conveniently switch between accounts,” the company said in a statement. “An error was made at that time, such that actions taken via the master account resulted in all linked accounts being counted as mDAUs.”

In the first quarter of 2022, that figure was 39.6 million for the United States and 189.4 million for the rest of the world, a significant increase from these figures last year. Twitter, as part of its user fix, released updated data for the fourth quarter of 2021, stating that it had 37.5 million mDAUs in the US and 177.3 million internationally.

Twitter reported an operating loss of $ 128 million on revenue of $ 1.2 billion, both in line with its guidelines for the quarter. Revenue rose 16% year-over-year, with Twitter citing “headwinds associated with the war in Ukraine.”

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