One Billion active users on WhatsApp

WhatsApp is an instant messaging platform that allows iphone, Blackberry, Android, Windows Phone and smartphone users to exchange text, image, video and audio messages for free. WhatsApp was founded in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum former employees of yahoo. WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook on February 19,2014.

WhatsApp has joined a developing club of services that is now  having more than 1 billion monthly active users(that implies 1 in 7 individuals in the world use it). Koum shared that the service has seen 42 billion messages sent through it every day, 1.6 billion photographs shared, 1 billion gatherings sorted out through it, and 250 million videos shared.

WhatsApp is amongst the top 5 applications which help us to stay stay in contact with your companions, make groups and share files and even call other individuals through the service. WhatsApp has truly turned into an rage amongst more youthful era nowadays.

WhatsApp a popular messaging application has grown rapidly over the years and has reached one billion users worldwide.

Facebook paid $16 billion for acquiring WhatsApp  back in 2014. At that time, the messaging service was used around the world, but had approximately 450 million active monthly users. The service has managed to be more than double the amount of individuals using the service in the time since the acquisition.

WhatsApp’s blog post mentions, “We are proud of this milestone, and we’re humbled by the extraordinary ways all of you have used WhatsApp. Whether it’s sharing vital information during natural disasters or health emergencies, finding a date, growing a small business, buying an engagement ring, or seeking a better life – we’re honored to be a small part of what people are doing to make their lives and the lives of those around them better.”                                                                                                                                                                                                        DM

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