WhatsApp’s user base bulges again, hits 700 million users per month


It’s about time that we checked in on WhatsApp and the number of people using the (now highly) popular messaging service. When last we saw our heroes, they were sitting atop a pile of users 600 million high, so what has changed since August last year?

WhatsAppQuite a bit, according to the company. Their monthly users have ballooned once more, jumping up some 100 million for a total of 700 million monthly users. That is, according to a Facebook post by WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum – which is a fitting place to offer an update for the now Facebook-owned service.

Koum said ” Today, we’re thrilled to share that WhatsApp has more than 700 million monthly active users. Additionally, every day our users now send over 30 billion messages.”

“As humbled and excited as we are by these numbers and our continued growth, we’re even more excited to keep building a great product in 2015. Most of all, we’re grateful that so many of you are using WhatsApp to stay in touch with your friends and family, business colleagues and classmates. We promise to continue working hard to make WhatsApp even better.”

WhatsApp has yet to start making cash, according to Digital Trends, but it’ll probably happen soon. Facebook didn’t pay $19 billion for the service for nothing – it’ll be interesting to see how the company plans to turn a profit.

Source: Re/code, Digital Trends


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