Whatsapp mobile app hits 700 million active users every month
Mobile messenger service WhatsApp's user base has touched 700 million people every month, up from 600 million in August.
Washington: There's no stopping Whatsapp! Rapidly rising in popularity, mobile messenger service WhatsApp's user base has touched 700 million people every month, up from 600 million in August.
This information was conveyed through a Facebook post by the company's CEO Jan Koum who wrote that users are sending 30 billion messages per day.
The ever growing numbers make this messaging app one of the world's largest social networks, bigger than Twitter's 284 million or even the photo-sharing service Instagram, which counted 300 million users last month. Facebook itself, however, is still bigger, and tallies 1.3 billion users signing in every month.
"We're grateful that so many of you are using WhatsApp to stay in touch with your friends and family, business colleagues and classmates," Koum wrote.
The latest numbers could help Facebook placate investors' fears about its acquisition strategy, despite the 19 billion dollar purchase price being one of the largest deals in the history of Silicon Valley.