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Facebook completes App Center's worldwide rollout

Facebook's global rollout of its App Center has finally reached the finish line, nearly a month after it first went live in eight countries.

The social network announced yesterday that the App Center is now available to all of its roughly 955 million monthly active users around the globe. Facebook first made the online app store available in the UK., Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, and the US.

The company's answer to online app outlets run by Apple, Google, and others features third-party social apps that work with Facebook. Users can browse apps that friends have recently used, or find new forms of entertainment via Facebook's own suggestions and lists ranking the most-used, fastest-growing, and in-app purchase leading apps in the App Center.

Last week, Facebook pushed its store out to users in Brazil, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey. Now, nearly a billion monthly active users will see the App Center bookmark on the left side of the social network's homepage when they log in.

Facebook's focus on globe-spanning initiatives reflect the US-based company's growth opportunities outside of its home country. Earlier this week, Facebook revealed in its first Securities and Exchange Commission quarterly report that the most rapid growth in its total monthly active user numbers is coming from Facebookers in Europe, Asia, and South America.

Brazil, India, and Indonesia in particular represented key sources of growth in the second quarter of 2012, the first for which Facebook reported earnings as a public company.