wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

WhatsApp joins the billion user club; 250M videos shared daily

Facebook owned messaging service WhatsApp has crossed 1 billion monthly active users (MAUs), Jan Koum, cofounder and CEO of WhatsApp announced in a Facebook post. In comparison, Facebook had 1.59 billion MAUs as of 31 December 2015. Koum added that 42 billion messages were sent, along with 1.6 billion photos and 250 million videos every day. WhatsApp also has 1 billion groups on it. WhatsApp’s latest blog post ended with, “.. We're excited to see how far we've come. But now, it's back to work – because we still have another 6 billion people to get on WhatsApp, and a long way left to go.” The messaging service now joins the slew of 1 billion users also found on Google services like Gmail, Search, Android, Maps, Chrome, YouTube and Google Play. Steady growth in India: In September last year, WhatsApp said that it had 900 million MAUs, and that India was its largest market. In April, Koum claimed that it had hit more than 800 million MAUs, while in January last year, he said that its users were sending over 30 billion messages every day. In November 2014, WhatsApp claimed to have reached 70 million MAUs in India. Facebook sharing, annual fees dropped: Last month, we reported that Whatsapp was looking to introduce a new feature which would share WhatsApp account information with Facebook. According to screenshots from Android developer Javier Santos, Whatsapp would share account info to “improve Facebook experiences.” In the same month, Koum said that the messaging…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

I'm a MediaNama alumna from 2015-16 (remember TinyOwl?) now back to cover e-services like food and grocery delivery, app based transport and policies, platforms and media in India.

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

India's smartphone operating system BharOS has received much buzz in the media lately, but does it really merit this attention?

News

After using the Mapples app as his default navigation app for a week, Sarvesh draws a comparison between Google Maps and Mapples

News

In the case of the ‘deemed consent' provision in the draft data protection law, brevity comes at the cost of clarity and user protection

News

The regulatory ambivalence around an instrument so essential to facilitate data exchange – the CM framework – is disconcerting for several reasons.

News

The provisions around grievance redressal in the Data Protection Bill "stands to be dangerously sparse and nugatory on various counts."

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ