When last we heard from WhatsApp regarding its user base, the chat app boasted 430 million users. Following its acquisition by Facebook for what is frankly a stupidly large amount of money, the popular app has increased its collection of users to the half-billion mark.
WhatsApp made the milestone announcement via the company’s blog, citing growth in countries like India, Brazil, Mexico and Russia for the additional 70 million people joining the service.
A couple of numbers were also given in the brief announcement. According to the company, users are sharing 700 million photos a day while video number around 100 million. A day. That’s a lot of content for a chat application but we’re pretty sure that Facebook is pleased about that.