We might as well face it. Facebook rules everything around all of us. Need proof? Look no further than Instagram 鈥榮 latest announcement: The social network, owned by Facebook, announced on their blog today that the photo-sharing social platform now has 500 million monthly active users. (For context, that鈥檚 the population of the European Union.) Of Instagram鈥檚 500 million users, 300 million are active on the daily. That鈥檚 twice the size of Snapchat.


The app grew by 100 million users in just nine months 鈥 an insane pace, especially in the international sphere. And that just shows how quickly Facebook and its entire empire are taking over the world. Facebook itself has 1.65 billion monthly active users (1.08 billion daily active users). But Facebook is more than just Facebook.

On top of Instagram, the social media network also owns WhatsApp , a wildly popular messaging app which has strongholds in South America and Asia, and that has one billion monthly active users. Billion with a B. Let鈥檚 consider that the world鈥檚 population is 7.4 billion people. If we combine Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp, that鈥檚 3.15 billion people. Over one-third of the entire world. (Of course, there鈥檚 bound to be overlap between the networks, but just play along with us.) Let that sink in: Facebook reaches one-third of the world鈥檚 people. So, just pray that you never do anything to turn Facebook against you and incur the wrath of three billion people. That could just be paranoia talking, but we鈥檙e getting our digital bunkers ready. Maybe we鈥檒l see you after the Facebook apocalypse.

But first, you might as well submit to your FB overlords.

What social networks are you most active on? Let us know @BritandCo !

(h/t Recode )