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Twitter admits it overestimated its user numbers

Twitter admits it overestimated its user numbers
From TechCrunch - October 26, 2017

Twitter announced its Q3 financials today which included a surprise beat that could lead it to a quarter of actual profitability before 2017 is out, but there is also less positive news.

The company admitted it had mistakenly counted users of Digits, the app it transferred to Google via the sale of its Fabric productin January, as part of its overall audience for the past year. At peak, that error inflated Twitters numbers by as many as two million.

An adjustment of between one and two million doesnt seem huge given Twitters userbase is over 300 million, but growth has been so minimal that they could move the needle.

Heres a recap of how the mis-measurement impacted Twitters recent numbers:

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