The number of Indian Facebook users who access the most celebrated social networking site through mobile phone is increasing day by day, said Kirthiga Reddy, Director-Online Operations and Head of Office-India, Facebook.
While most of the users of other countries use desktop or laptop to communicate with each other, the Indians are using mobile phone from the very first time, according to her.
Reddy said: “Because if you think about it in US, most of the people started on desktop and moved to mobile. It isIndiathat is causing us to rethink our model. Because many people are going to Facebook first on mobile and they might never go to desktop again,”
At present Indian people can use Facebook in eight different languages. ”Globally, we have 300,000 users that contributed for translation of local languages. Translate tool is open for a few other languages,” said Reddy.
She said Indian parents were helping their children, below 13, to access Facebook and other social networking site.
“Our policy is that children below 13 years of age are not allowed…We have taken that very seriously. Anytime someone is being reported being under 13 (of age), we immediately look into that and take action. There is a lot of education and initiatives we engage in,” added Reddy.
around 15 million Indian people regularly use Facebook currently.