2 February, 2016, USA: The one app without which any mobile is incomplete, Whatsapp has now become a monthly billion user baby. The messaging app which was recently acquired by facebook, circulates around 42 billion messages and 1.6 billion photos daily. Apart from that, it also shares 250 million videos and till now, over one billion groups have been created on the app.
This mammoth data clearly suggests that whatsapp still lead the race against its counterpart. Two years ago, facebook realised the potentials of the messaging app and purchased it with the whooping amount of US $22 billion. Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO, facebook in its previous interview opined that he expects WhatsApp to contribute to the company’s bottom line after it hits roughly a billion users.
The global SMS system does around 20bn messages a day. WhatsApp is now doing 42bn. With 57 engineers. pic.twitter.com/zZrtSIzhlR
— Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) February 2, 2016
“We think this is an important step towards creating and even more ubiquitous product without affecting our plans for building WhatsApp into important business in the coming years. Later this year, we’ll be testing new ways for people to use WhatsApp to communicate with businesses and organizations that they want to hear from,” said Zuckberg, sharing his future plans for whatsapp.
Jan Kaum, Co-Founder, Whatsapp said in its interview, “WhatsApp began as a simple idea: ensuring that anyone could stay in touch with family and friends anywhere on the planet, without costs or gimmicks standing in the way. So even as we celebrate this achievement, our focus remains the same.”