WhatsApp by the numbers - the millions, billions, competitors, and "no ads!" of a hugely successful messenger

WhatsApp by the numbers - the millions, billions, competitors, and
We almost missed it, but it appears WhatsApp celebrates its five-year birthday today! We didn't get any birthday cake (shame!), but the company sent us this awesome infographic. Made by Lisa Hallgren at digital agency DPFOC, it sings the tune of millions and billions of numbers related to the app's relatively short history. 

WhatsApp fans can enjoy intriguing nuggets of information from it, while competitors should sit and learn. Did you know WhatsApp has 1 active developer per 14 million users? Or that it processes 50 million messages all over the glob daily? You will also love CEOs Jan Koum and Brian Acton's quotes - "Dealing with ads is depressing!", "We don't want to build a hookup app!", and more WhatsApp lore awaits. Enjoy the infographic.



1. ilayron8

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

It's a fine app. I prefer others, using Whatsapp only because everyone use it.

5. nomancool unregistered

exactly my words

2. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

19 billion $$$ and still couldnt update their only app for iPhone 6 pl;us screen, Lazy A$$ developers

4. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Meh, its about time a major developer didn't cater to Apple's every whim. Apple did drop the ball with the 6 plus though. They should have just made it ugly at 750p or wait until the they could feasiblly do the ipad resolution with a small phone battery. This middle no mans land resolution just killed one of their strengths and strategies and opened themselves to fragmentation. Don't expect them to update the app for an iPhone phablet until the sales catch up to the 750p iphone 6.

3. loki1717

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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