News

WhatsApp Crosses 1.5 Billion Users And Oversees 60 Billion Messages Daily

The WhatsApp stories has more than 300 million daily active users

Billion Messages Daily

Facebook's bet on WhatsApp worth $19 billion in 2014 is turning out to be the best decision that the platform has ever taken. In the Q4, earnings call Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg announced the latest achievement of the Facebook-owned chatting app. According to the reports the chatting app now has 1.5 Billion users across the world.  He also discloses that WhatsApp monitors almost 60 billion messages sent by users every day.

WhatsApp crossed the 1.3 million monthly active and 1 billion daily active users back in August. Since then, the numbers are only going up for the company and proving Facebook’s decision right. In 2014 when Facebook acquired the chatting app and paid more than $19 billion, everyone (including us) thought it would be a bad one for the company to invest this much. At the time of acquisition WhatsApp had only 315 million monthly and 300 million daily active users. But, as time passes it emerges as the preferable messaging app for the users around the globe.

Addition of Stories to the WhatsApp has made a huge impression on its success by alluring more and more users. Facebook-owned Instagram and WhatsApp both have more than 300 million daily active story users. On the other hand Snapchat, the app behind the invention of stories has only 176 million daily active story users. According to Facebook’s survey, the total story sharing will exceed the total post sharing across the social media apps in the coming time.

There is no doubt that Facebook looked at WhatsApp as the true business making product from the beginning. However, buying the messaging app was surely a gamble for the company but at the end, it comes out in favor of the company. The work that Facebook has done over these years to evolve the WhatsApp is also played a major role in its success. Whether it's the addition of voice/video calling or convenient media sharing, the parent company left no stone unturned to make the app better than its rivals.

Now, as the WhatsApp has become too big, Facebook will not miss any chance to make money from the huge user base. In order to monetize the platform, the parent company has launched WhatsApp business app recently, that will charge the small business to connect them with their customers.

Manish
Written By
Manish

With a mixture of literature, cinema, and photography, Manish is mostly traveling. When he is not, he is probably writing another tech news for you!

Want To Hire The Best Service Provider?
MobileAppDaily will help you explore the best service providers depending on your vision, budget, project requirements and industry. Get in touch and create a list of best-suited companies for your needs.
News

Google Plus Dead: Google Announced The Closure Of G+ Services

2 min read  

From today onwards, you won’t be able to see your account on Google Plus. Google has officially closed all Google+ services.The company’s aim of competing directly with the likes of social media giant Facebook and Twitter has come to an end.The reason for shutting down Google+ is

News

Tinder Launches Sexual Orientation Amid Russia’s Request For Access To Data

4 min read  

On the occasion of Pride Month, the Tinder app's new features have been launched to aid the LGBTQ community. The dating app Tinder, announced on Tuesday that it has added more sexual orientation and gender identity terms to its user profiles.With the new Tinder update, you can now choose up

News

Apple May Introduce Cheap iPad Model With Apple Pencil Support

4 min read  

Apple announced a press conference next week that will be held in Chicago. According to the rumors, the company may announce its new cheaper iPad model at the conference. However there is no confirmation yet by Apple but Ming-Chi Kuo, the KGI analyst has leaked the information.The conference has

News

Reddit Unveils its Apps For Android & iPhone

4 min read  

Mobile apps have always played a crucial role in developing and enhancing the business unit’s profits as well as goodwill. Whatever size a business may have, it should ultimately aim to successfully develop a mobile app that caters to all the needs of the customers. It is extremely beneficial

MAD Originals
MAD Originals

Cut to the chase content that’s credible, insightful & actionable.

Get the latest mashup of the App Industry Exclusively Inboxed

  • PRODUCTS
  • SERVICES
  • BOTH
Join our expansive network, build connections and expand your brand presence.