Strengthening Facebook’s supremacy in mobile messaging, WhatsApp has reported 900 million active users in a month.
World’s two most popular apps are owned by Facebook, one is WhatsApp, which it bought for billions, and its household app, Facebook Messenger, which claims to have an active user base of 700 million per month.
The growth means that, in the past six months 100 million users joined WhatsApp, after an announcement of million milestone it achieved in April last year. Since August of 2014, when it reported 600 million users using the service, it has an increase of 50 percent.
The announcement was made by the WhatsApp founder Jan Koum on Facebook on Thursday.
WhatsApp founder Jan Koum made the announcement on Facebook on Thursday evening.
Twitter holds a bit more than 300 million monthly on the go users. Also Instagram, the photo and video sharing app owned by Facebook holds about 300 million users.
WhatsApp faces an aggressive rivalry from Asian competitors. And those apps are making profit from games, virtual goods and other in-app wares, that opportunities were rejected by Koum.
During the company’s second-quarter earnings call, the Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zukerberg stated that, the company, with Messenger or WhatsApp is not ready to turn on the moneymaking spigot yet.
“This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it’s just the beginning of connecting the whole world,” Zuckerberg wrote.
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