WhatsApp now boasts of 1 billion daily active users

Bill Rogers
July 28, 2017

"Today, we are excited and proud to share that one billion people around the world use WhatsApp every day to stay in touch with their family and friends", WhatsApp said in a blogpost.

For reference, WhatsApp had just 450 million monthly users and 350 million daily users in Febraury 2014 when it was acquired by Facebook.

Furthermore, the service also brings in 1.3 billion monthly active users and supports 60 languages.

Messaging service WhatsApp announced that one billion people use the service every day. Since than the user base of app grown rapidly. a year ago whatsapp announce that the app reaches 1 Billion monthly active users. The new features like video calling and WhatsApp status have probably caused 76% of its monthly users to keep coming back to the app daily.

The WhatsApp Messenger app is available for Android on Google Play. The apps sees over 55 billion messages being shared every day, of which over 1 billion are video messages alone, and over 4.5 billion messages are just photos.

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WhatsApp users have been warned of fake messages being sent to scam people of their bank details.

"WhatsApp has demonstrated significant engagement with crossing a billion daily actives". "I think there, we're further along with Messenger than we are with WhatsApp". "There are different geographies where the messaging platforms are stronger", he said. In all likelihood, Facebook is expected to start monetizing from WhatsApp by introducing business integration.

Facebook also reported metrics for Stories for WhatsApp and Instagram, each of which have 250 million daily users.

Mark Zuckerberg has stated that WhatsApp in totals enjoys a user base of over 2 billion across the globe.

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