The company's profit rose to $1.76 per share in the third quarter from $1.59 per share a year earlier. Analysts on average expected earnings of $1.48 per share, according to Refinitiv data.
Facebook's monthly active users were 2.27 billion, falling short of 2.29 billion estimated by analysts.
Total revenue rose 33 percent to $13.73 billion, also missing estimates of $13.78 billion. (Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru and Paresh Dave in San Francisco; Editing by Anil D'Silva)
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