Facebook is apparently winning the race in the instant messaging platform, even though it’s lifting the features from its counterpart Snapchat. Facebook announced that WhatsApp currently has one billion active users every day, and the Snapchat-clone Status feature is being used by 250 million users on a daily basis, which is a bit of surprise.
WhatsApp rolled out the Snapchat like status feature a few months ago and even added a status tab only next to the home tab. When WhatsApp rolled out the status feature, several users complained about the feature, and some event mocked Facebook for lifting the features from Snapchat.
However, it now looks like the new feature has become part of every WhatsApp user’s life. WhatsApp now has 1 billion active users every day and 1.3 billion active users per month. This essentially means that a whopping 76 percent users of WhatsApp come back daily to use the application.
Besides this, Facebook also revealed that a total of 55 billion WhatsApp messages sent every day, and a whopping 4.5 billion photos are being shared on the instant messaging platform. The application currently supports 60 languages across the globe.
One of the major advantages of WhatsApp is it is ad-free. However, this might change in upcoming weeks as the status tab could feature short video ads in coming months. Nevertheless, it won’t be a disappointment for WhatsApp users, though.
WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum, announcing the milestone said as: “As we celebrate this milestone, we’re committed more than ever to bringing you more useful features to enjoy, while delivering the reliability, simplicity, and security you expect with WhatsApp.”
Facebook also said that there are 2 billion active users every month, and over 2 billion messages are being sent by users via Facebook Messenger application. Furthermore, an excess of 250 million stories is being pushed by Instagram users every day. In contrast, Snapchat only has 166 million users, which doesn’t come anywhere close to either Facebook or WhatsApp or Instagram’s numbers.