WhatsApp hits 1.5 billion monthly active users milestone | HT Tech

WhatsApp hits 1.5 billion monthly active users milestone

WhatsApp users exchange nearly 60 billion messages in a day single day.

By: INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
| Updated on: Feb 02 2018, 17:16 IST
WhatsApp now has 1.5 billion monthly users
WhatsApp now has 1.5 billion monthly users (Getty Images)

WhatsApp now has 1.5 billion monthly active users (MAUs) who are exchanging nearly 60 billion messages in a single day, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday.

In an earnings call after announcing the fourth quarter results, Zuckerberg said that Facebook-owned Instagram is now the most popular Story-sharing product, followed by WhatsApp.

You may be interested in

MobilesTablets Laptops
28% OFF
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G
  • Green
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 256 GB Storage
Google Pixel 8 Pro
  • Obsidian
  • 12 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage
Vivo X100 Pro 5G
  • Asteroid Black
  • 16 GB RAM
  • 512 GB Storage
10% OFF
Apple iPhone 15 Plus
  • Black
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 128 GB Storage

Both Instagram "Stories" and WhatsApp "Status" features now have 300 million daily active users (DAUs) -- compared to 178 million Snapchat users, TechCrunch reported.

Also read
Looking for a smartphone? To check mobile finder click here.

On February 19, 2014, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion, its largest acquisition to date.

WhatsApp currently has over 200 million monthly active users in India.

To help businesses communicate better with their customers in India, WhatsApp last month officially rolled out "WhatsApp Business" -- a free-to-download Android app for small businesses -- in the country.

The new app, available on Google Play Store, will make it easier for companies to connect with customers and more convenient for its users to chat with businesses that matter to them.

In India, 84 per cent of SMBs think that WhatsApp helps them communicate with customers and 80 per cent of SMBs think that WhatsApp helps them grow their business.

Catch all the Latest Tech News, Mobile News, Laptop News, Gaming news, Wearables News , How To News, also keep up with us on Whatsapp channel,Twitter, Facebook, Google News, and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First Published Date: 02 Feb, 17:15 IST
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS