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Say what? WhatsApp hits 700 million monthly active users

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Say what? WhatsApp hits 700 million monthly active users

The now Facebook-owned WhatsApp mobile messaging service surely has a reason or two to throw a lavish party - it appears that it has substantially increased the tally of its MAU (monthly active users) over the past few months, setting itself even further apart from the ever-fierce competition.

It seems that back in August 2014, some 600 million users have been actively using WhatsApp on a monthly basis, but the latest piece of data we have about the messaging service is that it currently has over 700 million MAUs. 

The news got dropped by the founder of WhatsApp, Jan Koum himself.

"Today, we’re thrilled to share that WhatsApp has more than 700 million monthly active users. Additionally, every day our users now send over 30 billion messages. As humbled and excited as we are by these numbers and our continued growth, we’re even more excited to keep building a great product in 2015," he revealed in a succinct post on Facebook.

The aforementioned further improvement of the service might be the long-rumored launch of WhatsApp's desktop client, which will put it on par with Viber, one of its fiercer rivals, which has been donning such a feature for some time now. What's more, it might even score a voice-calling feature.

source: Jan Koum via textually.org

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posted on 07 Jan 2015, 05:35

1. INCOMPARABLE (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Mar 2014)


do you know what is exactly time To MWC 2015 ???? anybody ?

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 06:10 1

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3702; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


First week of March (2-5).

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 05:38

2. duartix (Posts: 275; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


I guess I glimpsed of a future for that App here in Portugal, but over an year ago, all operators started offering near unlimited (2000minutes/SMS) talk time when you aggregate your phone bill to your internet, which they call 4play (fixed line + cable TV + home internet + cell phone).
Data traffic has become much more expensive than voice (unless you are on WiFi where in practice they are both free).
Since then, almost no one is bothering to use VOIP apps.
If other countries follow suit (and I've seen this trend several times) these apps are DOA.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 05:50 2

3. Anshulonweb (Posts: 430; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


in india if you are not on WhatsApp you don't own a smartphone...... it's very popular here..

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 06:13

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3702; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yeah, WhatsApp is very much popular now, even when there are many more feature rich messengers available like Telegram, etc.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 06:04

4. zadel (Posts: 1; Member since: 07 Jan 2015)


Telegram.org - better in every way.

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 07:25

7. alumoyo (Posts: 344; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


EXCEPT POPULARITY - HAHAAA!

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 08:05 3

8. sipha (Posts: 432; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Still not worth $19 billion though..

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 09:12

9. SaintHelena (banned) (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


Agree!!

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 14:52

11. akki20892 (Posts: 3899; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


it is....dude

posted on 07 Jan 2015, 09:12

10. SaintHelena (banned) (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


Wow...
What's app really kick BBM in the .....

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