Its number of active monthly users increased eight percent from a year ago to 2.45 billion.
An elated Facebook chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg said: "We had a good quarter and our community and business continue to grow. We are focused on making progress on major social issues and building new experiences that improve people's lives around the world."
Also, Facebook shares rose more than four percent in after-market trades that followed release of the earnings figures, which beat Wall Street expectations.
Advertisers continue to support Facebook, despite the many controversies swirling around the company, and the user base also continues to expand around the world. Facebook has a lot of challenges it must deal with, but increasing its revenue and user count isn't one of them.
Facebook said that costs rose 32 per cent in the quarter, which ended with a headcount of 43,030 employees, an increase of 28 per cent from the same quarter last year.