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


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