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WhatsApp handles more than 50 billion messages daily; figure might exceed daily SMS volume

WhatsApp handles more than 50 billion messages daily; figure might exceed daily SMS volume
At the DLD conference currently being held in Germany (through Wednesday), the CEO of  cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp reported that his company now handles 54 billion messages a day. That works out to 36 billion outbound and 18 billion inbound messages handled daily. That is quite an impressive figure. And according to mobile analyst Benedict Evans, those figures probably surpass the number of daily SMS messages sent and received globally.

Evans also computes that WhatsApp has 430 million active monthly users, not bad for a company that has just 50 employees and has never spent one penny on advertising or promotion. Consider that back in April, Google allegedly offered $1 billion for the messaging app and that was well before WhatsApp had the kind of numbers that it has now.

Check out the chart below, which was tweeted by Evans, and you can see the phenomenal growth trend that WhatsApp is on.

WhatsApp is riding an amazing growth trend

WhatsApp is riding an amazing growth trend


source: @BenedictEvans via BGR

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18 Comments

Topcat488

Posts: 1409; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I love "WhatsApp". It helps me keep in touch with all my German friends, since moving back to the States... It's a great App... It should have been called "GreatApp". ;)

power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Bring Whatsapp to the damn iPad !

itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah...this is so much popular app that I can't see any other to beat it. Really a great app.

horriblesilence

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 20, 2014

I think it's the most easiest chatting app there is. Good going WhatsApp. Although I'd appreciate it if you extended the free period on my phone, or just made it free totally.

Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

But then they wouldn't be able to make any money off the app or have to resort to annoying techniques like Line does with in app purchases. In my opinion I rather spend the dollar and keep it like it is. The only thing I would change is possibly add is gif support.

Topcat488

Posts: 1409; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Come-on man, it's only $0.99 after a FREE years use... You can send a voice recording around the world instantly, pictures, and text come instantly... try that with a SMS. You'll be broke, from what some carriers charge. :/ WhatsApp is great and cheap, it could have been call "GreatCheapApp". ;)

reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

dude most decent plans here have free txting neway. just use GOOGLE VOICE for any international txting, n if u gotta really send a pic, just EMAIL it, kuz the resolution gets Lost through MMS. like i hate gettin pics through MMS, there all small n crappy, i much rather have them Emailed to me in full glory. especially when a chick sends me something :)

jos_031

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

ok. then just dont use whats app. And if you are not using whats app congrats you are saving $0.002 per day. every bit counts...

Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

@reckless if it works better for you more power to you. Personally What's App works better for me because I constantly switch OS and phones. Other than email (which I almost never check) there is no other solution that works just as good for me. But I digress, to each their own.

Topcat488

Posts: 1409; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

FREE texting on American carriers only let you text inside the USA for free... What'sapp is better. If you didn't know, now U know. So check ur-self before you reck-yo´-self... Naw really dude MMS's are not as good as whatsapp. And whatsapp pictures, text, and voice mail arrive much faster. :/

Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

If Google had acquired whatsapp, there will probably be thousands of ada~

reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

yupppppp

jos_031

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

if they acquired whats app first they will integrate it with google+... then they will add video chat and voice chat.. then they will integrate it with hangout.. then you will see update hangout replaces whats app. now you get a bigger consumer base for hangout.. google is starting to forget what cistomer wants

elocom

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

that's their job

OmarKS

Posts: 31; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Whatsapp should now add free voice calling & video chat/call capacity too.

Topcat488

Posts: 1409; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

If you hold down that microphone emblem at the bottom right hand corner while talking it sends a voice message instantly when you release it. It records a minute of speech, maybe more than that, but my longest was 56sec at one time. Yeah but Skype is really good for video chatting. :)

deewinc

Posts: 453; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I hope they won't accept the buyout from either Facebook or Google. We do not want to see ADS and more ADS.

skyline88

Posts: 696; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

even though WeChat and Viber are great, but still Whatsapp is the most simple and easy to use.

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