Towards the billion users Mark Zuckerberg wanted and beyond? Bought in 2014 by Facebook for 19 billion dollars, the WhatsApp messaging service continues to grow. At the start of the year, its CEO and founder announced more than 700 million active users. Via a publication on Facebook, Jan Koum now formalizes the milestone of 800 million.
WhatsApp – now serving 800,000,000 monthly active users. Reminder for the press out there: active and registered users are not the same thing 🙂
Posted by Jan Koum on Friday April 17, 2015
The messaging application therefore confirms its power of seduction. Available on mobile platforms, it was notably the second non-Google application to exceed one billion installations according to figures from Google Play. The first was? Facebook.
This year, WhatsApp landed on the Web via an application compatible with Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera browsers. Support for WhatsApp Web on iOS is still missing and an association with a smartphone remains mandatory.
On Android, the WhatsApp application is no longer satisfied with text messages sent free of charge to other users. She integrated voice calls a few days ago.
WhatsApp has more users than any other app of the same ilk, including Facebook Messenger, which peaks at over 600 million active users. But the transformation of Messenger as an application platform should give it new impetus. Facebook has also introduced a standalone web version (independent of its social network) of Messenger.