CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook experiments way to cater for fundraising campaigns

The idea is to make it easier for people to donate to charities without leaving Facebook. Nonprofits can now create project or theme-based fundraising campaigns with set donation goals. Users will be able to send money in just a few taps, provided they've already stored their card information on Facebook.

Facebook's also rolling out a shiny new "Donate" button that can be added to both pages and posts, so people can donate without even leaving their News Feed.

Facebook users hit milestone in one day

The number amounts to one-seventh of the Earth's population.

Monday's milestone was mostly symbolic for Facebook, which boasts nearly 1.5 billion users who log in at least once a month. But CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who founded the network in his Harvard dorm room 11 years ago, reflected on the occasion with a post.

"`I'm so proud of our community for the progress we've made," he wrote. "Our community stands for giving every person a voice, for promoting understanding and for including everyone in the opportunities of our modern world."