WhatsApp Has Now One Billion Monthly Users
Mobile messaging service WhatsApp is now used by almost one billion users monthly.
Facebook acquired WhatsApp little more than two years for $19 billion. The Facebook-owned app now outperforms its own Messenger mobile app, which has 800 million monthly users. According to a report generated by Facebook, approximately 42 billion messages and 250 million videos are sent over WhatsApp daily.
‘WeChat’ and ‘Line’ are similar mobile apps and direct competitors of WhatsApp but they are not as internationally successful as WhatsApp.
According to Jan Koum, CEO of WhatsApp, the mobile app has already taken over the SMS technology but now they want to refine the communication by touching another aspect i.e. business communication and will be oriented towards the customer service.