In fact, in the U.S., Twitter’s monthly user base decreased by 2 million in the quarter, declining to an average of 68 million for Q2.
Asked for more detail about the lack of MAU sequential growth, COO Anthony Noto said on the company’s earnings call Thursday, “We don’t have data that would explain that.” He added that Twitter is assuming it’s due to “exogenous factors,” such as fewer events in the second quarter.
However, the company doesn’t disclose the actual number of daily users.
Twitter chief Jack Dorsey, in announcing the results, insisted the company was “strengthening our execution, which gives us confidence that our product improvements will continue to contribute to meaningful increases in daily active usage.” The company also touted the expansion of its live-video strategy.
In Q2, it inked a pact with Roku to make Twitter programming Roku users in the U.S., adding to its current distribution on platforms including Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Microsoft Xbox.