In March, Twitter celebrated its sixth anniversary by announcing that the social networking service had 140 million active monthly users worldwide. Today, just a few days before the end of 2012, Twitter announced yet another subscriber milestone.
In a Twitter message, natch, the company said:
There are now more than 200M monthly active @twitter users. You are the pulse of the planet. We're grateful for your ongoing support!— Twitter (@twitter) December 18, 2012
The new milestone shows that Twitter continues to grow its user base at a pretty impressive rate, although it is still far behind its major rival Facebook, which now has over 1 billion accounts.
However, it has not been a completely good year for Twitter. The company annoyed a number of developers that made third party Twitter clients with word that they could only have a limited number of users; this was due to Twitter cutting off unlimited access to its APIs. It was the reason why the popular Windows 8 app Tweetro relaunched as a paid app a few weeks ago.