WhatsApp now has a billion monthly active users

WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging and voice calling app, said that it now has one billion monthly active users globally that send 42 billion messages on a daily basis.


“As of today, one billion people are using WhatsApp. That’s nearly one in seven people on Earth who use WhatsApp each month to stay in touch with their loved ones, their friends and their family,” the WhatsApp team said in an official blog.

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum in a Facebook post revealed that just 57 engineers are working on WhatsApp, and the company is hiring more engineers to support the popular messaging application. WhatsApp users share 1.6 billion photos and 250 million videos on a daily basis. The app currently has one billion groups and its supports 53 languages globally, Koum’s post revealed.

“One billion people now use WhatsApp. There are only a few services that connect more than a billion people,” Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief and co-founder said in a post on his Facebook page.

“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 honoured to be a small part of what people… And yet, through all the progress we’ve made together over the last seven years, our mission has never changed,” the blog further added.

Facebook recently made the WhatsApp service completely free, and is now working towards making it easier to use the service to communicate with businesses.

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Mahmood Junaid
February 5, 2016 1:06 pm 1:06 PM

I think most of the messengers has its own advantages but none comes to the widespread adoption of whatsapp… Almost all countries has whatsapp as the largest messenger app…

February 5, 2016 8:13 am 8:13 AM

Madhan, answer to this :
Is there desktop client software for whatsapp and hike like viber, nimbuzz and telegram?. (Disadvantage of whatsapp and hike).

Madhan Kumar
February 5, 2016 10:33 am 10:33 AM

There isn’t a desktop app for WatsApp but u can do that via Bluestacks.Whatever I and my frnds will just stick to WatsApp only!

February 5, 2016 12:06 pm 12:06 PM

And please note that bluestacks will slow down your pc too much, i have 2GB of ram in my laptop and bluestacks use 85% of ram of my laptop,
If you have 4Gb of ram, go for it but it does slows down the machine too much

Madhan Kumar
February 5, 2016 3:38 pm 3:38 PM

@KK: Ya I too heard that Bluestacks will slow down the pc,anyway I haven’t tried to install Bluestacks was just explaining to Sudhakar!

February 5, 2016 1:56 am 1:56 AM

Only Nimbuzz and hike messenger are the best.

Even telegram is also ok.