WhatsApp is keeping up with steady pace, adding users at a rapid rate. The messaging app is growing more and more popular among audience. This thing is indicated by its users’ growth. The app has added 100 million users to its active monthly users account in a short time span of less than five months.
Back in April the firm announced that it has 800 million active users’ with growth rate of 50 percent in the past 12 months. Facebook Inc(NASDAQ:FB) Messenger has now reached a 700 million milestone, yet it lags behind WhatsApp in messaging race.
The news was break by the CEO, Jan Kourn, of WhatsApp in a Facebook blog post who said that now the app has more than 900 million monthly active users. With such pace it is a matter of time that WhatsApp users’ outpaced its parent Facebook monthly users’. Both blogging apps are the most popular among the audience. Facebook announced in June that it has 1.44 billion monthly active users.
WhatsApp was procured by the Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion, one of the largest deals in the Silicon Valley history, owing to its increasing popularity among the audience. In January, the firm reported that it had 700 million users, compared to 600 million in August 2014.
“Congrats to Jan, the WhatsApp team and whole community on reaching 900 million people!” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in follow-up post.
WhatsApp was founded in 2009 as a basic text-messaging app with the capability to receive and send voice messages as well and went viral among the audience. The app has also introduced the voice calling feature so as to better compete with the services like Skype and Viber.
Compared to WhatsApp users’ Viber has currently213 million monthly users while Line has205 million active monthly users’.
With the popularity of smartphones more and more people are turning towards messaging apps. It is an easier way for people to communicate with their loved ones.