WhatsApp now has 1b active users; Status hits 250m

WhatsApp's Latest Milestone is 1-Billion Daily Active Users

CEO Mark Zuckerberg in its quarterly results said Facebook enjoys over 2 billion users in total, with 1.3 billion people using it every day.

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Earlier this month similar messages were also sent by text asking users to pay 99p for a lifetime subscription by following a link. In its official blog made an announcement that it reached a user base of 1 billion daily users and a massive 1.3 billion monthly users of the app.

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Furthermore, the service also brings in 1.3 billion monthly active users and supports 60 languages. Currently, it's unarguably the biggest instant messaging app and dwarfs its competitors like Telegram, Signal, Hike and others by hundreds of millions of users. The company has been reported to make a separate app for business users as well. For instance, WhatsApp was late to the party when it comes to the video chat feature yet it was successful.

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That changed though, with the parent company recently fined a relatively paltry $110m for misleading the European Commission (EC) when buying WhatsApp in 2014. A Twitter user has even posted a screenshot of the alleged recall feature on the WhatsApp Web version number 0.2.5370. WhatsApp's growth has seen the company looking for professional to help them monetize the app as it is now not that monetized. WhatsApp says that they will be adding additional features to the platform for the users' convenience. In contrast, Snapchat only has 166 million users, which doesn't come anywhere close to either Facebook or WhatsApp or Instagram's numbers. WhatsApp has also been extraordinarily successful in implementing the Snapchat inspired Stories feature into status.

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