WhatsApp hits 1B daily users while its Snapchat clone rockets to 250M

Facebook's got the top social status as it leaves Twitter in the dust

Recently, WhatsApp users got an update to make all type of file transfers.

Earlier this month similar messages were also sent by text asking users to pay 99p for a lifetime subscription by following a link. The company had crossed the milestone of one billion monthly active users in February previous year and now has 1.3 billion monthly active users. He also announced that 100 million people joined groups, and 2 billion messages were sent between people and businesses every month.

In addition to the one billion total active users milestone, WhatsApp announced that users are now sending 55 billion messages per day, 4.5 billion photos and 1 billion videos, and it's now at 1.3 billion monthly active users. People are sharing 1 Billion videos per day on WhatsApp. Now, we are looking at 1 Billion active daily users on the platform.

Nearly 55 billion messages are shared every day in 60 supported languages.




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

WhatsApp has over 200 million users in India, and given the popularity of the app, it will likely continue to grow in the market. More users of course supports Facebook's ad business, which received $9.16 billion in revenues, up 47 percent year-on-year. "We are humbled that so many people are using these new features to connect with one another in their own special way", the company posted on their blog post.

To recall, WhatsApp had 450 million monthly active users in 2014 when Facebook acquired it. WhatsApp had 350 million daily active users at that time. When WhatsApp rolled out the status feature, several users complained about the feature, and some event mocked Facebook for lifting the features from Snapchat.

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