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. The monthly active users base has been bumped up to 1.3 billion, and nearly 55 billion messages are shared every day in 60 supported languages.
WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion and has been growing ever since.
WhatsApp users have been warned of fake messages being sent to scam people of their bank details.
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WhatsApp for iOS will soon allow users to watch YouTube videos directly within the app. WhatsApp has also been extraordinarily successful in implementing the Snapchat inspired Stories feature into status.
Most of us locally probably use WhatsApp as our main chat application since most of our friends and family are using it and the bundles that the mobile operators provide. WhatsApp says that they will be adding additional features to the platform for the users' convenience. More users of course supports Facebook's ad business, which received $9.16 billion in revenues, up 47 percent year-on-year.
Asked yesterday by an analyst about WhatsApp's revenue prospects compared to Messenger, Facebook's CFO, David Wehner, said the company isn't sharing detailed engagement figures by messaging platform, but noted differences in usage for each by region. That means it has eclipsed Snapchat itself, which only has 166 million daily users altogether.