Facebook said its daily active users had gone up 13 percent from past year to an average of 1.45 billion for March while its monthly active users had also risen 13 percent to 2.20 billion.
Despite the ongoing crisis that the company faces, Facebook's reported earnings for the first quarter of 2018 have beaten Wall Street's estimates, although they are still down since the previous quarter.
But advertisers have shrugged off the scandals in the aggregate.
While Facebook had admitted that almost 5.62 lakh people in India were "potentially affected" by the data breach incident, Cambridge Analytica had claimed that it does not have any Facebook data on Indian citizens.
Daily active users and monthly active users rose to 1.45 billion and 2.2 billion respectively.
On Tuesday, Facebook announced Kevin Martin, a former Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, would become its interim head of USA policy, replacing chief privacy officer Erin Egan, as the company continues to grapple with the political fallout from the Cambridge Analytica controversy.
Facebook stock gained more than 4 per cent in after-hours trading and was up 7 per cent following its conference call.
Yet despite the challenges, Facebook's extensive role in advertising strategies was made apparent in the quarterly results.
Previously, executives said the costs related to safety and security would be spread across a number of operating-expense line items, including research and development and general administration, but had not given more detail. Payments and other fees for the quarter totalled $171 million.
"One of my great regrets in how we've run the company so far is I feel like we didn't get to shape the way that mobile platforms developed as much as would have been good", Zuckerberg said.
The company's net income grew 63 per cent to $US4.99 million, while diluted earnings per share was at $1.69 - also up 63 per cent on the prior corresponding period.
The Indian government on Wednesday, April 25, served another notice to Facebook and Cambridge Analytica after finding discrepancies in their statements over the data breach.
The company's healthy ad business drew the vast majority of sales, but investors often look to the company's nascent Messenger and WhatsApp divisions as potentially massive sources of revenue in the future.
Facebook topped market forecasts for revenue and earnings in the three months to March 31, joining rival Google in doing much better than anyone had thought. The question for analysts will be whether the declines are truly Facebook's own design or a reflection of user preference.
The company is still adding monthly users right now, but at a slower pace, which is unsurprising considering how many people are already on Facebook.
Early this month, Zuckerberg fended off questions from U.S. senators about how the organisation could be regulated more closely.