Last month, the company had announced the launch of its Indian operations from Hyderabad. The Hyderabad office is Facebook’s first in the Asian region.

Social networking site Facebook today said that it has crossed the 12-million user base mark in India.

Even as people continue to share their lives on the social networking site, the company has surpassed the 12-million user mark in India, Facebook said in a statement.

While users in India upload more than 53 million photos in a month, mobile usage also increased nine-fold in the past year, it added.

Facebook is growing rapidly across the world and catching up with Orkut in India and Brazil, where the Google creation had dominated the social networking scene for a long time.

Globally, the networking site claims to have 500 million active users every day.

Last month, the company had announced the launch of its Indian operations from Hyderabad.

The centre in Hyderabad will supplement operations supported out of Palo Alto, California, Dublin, Ireland, and a recently-announced location in Austin, Texas.

The Hyderabad office is Facebook’s first in the Asian region.