Facebook now has reached and surpassed the 600-million user level, according to company executive Dan Rose.

Earlier this month, Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) had claimed the 600-million figure to its clients when it sought to interest them in buying shares in a company the investment bank valued at $50-billion.

Rose, vice president of partnerships and platform marketing at Facebook, confirmed the figure in an interview at the Digital-Life-Design Conference in Munich, Germany.

Last July, the company said it had surpassed half-a-billion users worldwide.