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.


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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11 Comments

1. INCOMPARABLE

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

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

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

First week of March (2-5).

2. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 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.

3. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

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

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

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

4. zadel

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Telegram.org - better in every way.

7. alumoyo

Posts: 392; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

EXCEPT POPULARITY - HAHAAA!

8. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Still not worth $19 billion though..

9. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

Agree!!

11. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

it is....dude

10. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

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

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