WhatsApp now has 1 billion Daily Active Users

WhatsApp now has 1 billion Daily Active Users

WhatsApp now has 1 billion Daily Active Users

Messaging app WhatsApp revealed today that it now has 1 billion Daily Active Users. The app also now draws 1.3 billion Monthly Active Users. The very popular destination also posted some other information pertaining to its users. An amazing 55 billion messages are sent each and every day along with 4.5 billion photos. How many videos are shared daily? Want to take a guess? If you said one billion, give yourself a pat on the back!

Being a global messaging app, and one of the leaders at that, you are going to need to need to work with a large number of different languages. WhatsApp supports 60 different languages. And don't expect WhatsApp to sit on its laurels. Co-founder co-founder, Jan Koum says that there will be more useful features coming to WhatsApp in the future.

While not full of some of the gimmicks that have attracted teens to such messaging apps as Snapchat, WhatsApp has become a solid dependable app for voice messages, calls, photos and videos. To install WhatsApp on your iOS or Android phone, click on the appropriate link below.

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1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Facebook monopoly... Instagram is gradually going Same way

18. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

BB could be the monopoly of instant messaging. But short sighted CEO of BB at that time were more interested in selling their bad hardware. ..... and now, BB lost both on instant messaging and hardware.

2. TheOracle1

Posts: 1823; Member since: May 04, 2015

Considering Americans barely use whatsapp that's impressive.

3. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Why don't they use it? Do they use another app?

5. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5474; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

I think it was only 20 million Whatsapp users in USA. But a lot of users use iMessage (since a lot of Americans use an iPhone). Not sure what the rest use.

10. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

facebook messenger has more users in US

7. iSeymour unregistered

If i’m not mistaken, they have unlimited texting plans, and iPhone is popular there. so they either use iMessage or just regular SMS. But Snapchat is still the teenagers favorite app.

9. TheOracle1

Posts: 1823; Member since: May 04, 2015

Kik, Snapchat, FB messenger and iMessage seem to be the most popular in the US. There's still a large use of MMS too which is baffling to me. iPhone users seem addicted to iMessage and will try and convince you it's the best messenger ever. They conveniently overlook the fact that, like FaceTime, it's not cross platform and therefore useless to the majority of smartphone users. The very issue that caused WhatsApp to virtually kill BBM and dominate.

16. Leo_MC

Posts: 6139; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

iMessage really is the best messaging app; too bad Android users can't access it.

17. TheOracle1

Posts: 1823; Member since: May 04, 2015

Jeez! You guys don't give up do you? I think I've had this debate with you before and feature wise it doesn't compare to Hangouts. But no need to rehash that argument. iMessage is totally useless because it's not cross platform, therefore unusable by about 90% of smartphone users worldwide. Whatsapp is far and away number one because it IS cross platform and exploited the delay in BBM becoming available on all platforms.

20. Leo_MC

Posts: 6139; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Sorry to disappoint you, but Hangouts has nothing over iMessage. iMessage has 1 billion users; if you think there are 10 billion smartphone users in this world, than you're right about those 90% :). I'm sorry again that Android users don't have access to this greatest im app, although I think they'll keep on taking trash about it not because it's bad but just because it's made by Apple...

21. TheOracle1

Posts: 1823; Member since: May 04, 2015

I don't know what planet you live on but it's generally accepted that around 90% of smartphones on planet earth, where we live, are Android. The exact number I don't recall. But you can't argue with the fact that any messaging app that is exclusive to IOS will simply not have as many users no matter how good you think it is. The bottom line is these are messenger apps and the majority can't send any messages to iMessage. Period. WhatsApp and Hangouts allows you to do that regardless of device or platform. As for features, please do a search for Hangouts vs iMessage and as a practical tool Hangouts is far superior. I'm not saying iMessage is bad but it just can't do as much even though it may be good enough for you. https://versus.com/en/google-hangouts-vs-imessage

15. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Americans text (SMS message) a lot! Here, they started getting unlimited packages early, so texting really remained the big deal. That's why iMessage became big too!

4. miumiumiu

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 18, 2017

Before anyone starts ranting about Facebook monopoly, WhatsApp sucks and Telegram is better. Is there any replacement for WhatsApp? Please don't suggest Telegram which is used by like 10 million people around the globe. I'm not saying that Telegram is bad but it just doesn't have the user base of WhatsApp and people won't move from a platform which they are used to. Same goes for Facebook and Instagram. I don't personally use Facebook but in Asian countries the first two apps that most of the people install is Facebook and WhatsApp.

6. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5474; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

So what sucks on WhatsApp in your opinion? I tried/use others as well, but if no one uses them, it's a lost cause.

11. miumiumiu

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 18, 2017

Nothing sucks on WhatsApp and that's my point. It's as good as Telegram and everyone around me uses WhatsApp. So it's the best option out there. Many people on the web hate WhatsApp. Just go to an article regarding WhatsApp from AndroidPolice and you'll find many people saying "Telegram, Allo, Duo" are better. When you ask them what's better in those, they will say "you can send 5 gb files via Telegram etc" bullcrap things which don't have any use in the everyday life. WhatsApp is plain and simple and user-friendly and everyone uses it.

14. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5474; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

There are some options that other chat apps have, like stickers in Allo or Viber. Or sending big files. But those are all options I really don't care for. I only use Whatsapp & Hangouts and sometimes text. The other ones, no one uses (in my country at least).

8. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Not always. Chinese use wechat, Japanese and Taiwanese use line.

12. miumiumiu

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 18, 2017

Yes, that's true. But hardly anyone uses WeChat, Line barring these countries. But in India, where I live, people install WhatsApp as soon as they buy a new phone. India has the highest number of WhatsApp users as well I think.

19. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

I believe Indonesia might be the second largest WA country in the world. Most (90%-95%) Indonesian also install WA the minute their got new smartphone. As a matter of fact, the move to smartphone in Indonesia mostly fueled by OTT Instant Messaging. Line were number 2 in Indonesia, and mostly used by teenager. WeChat were number 3 in Indonesia, and mostly used by someone who want to befriend to anyone near*

23. M321A

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Living in china, i use wechat all the time and you cant really download whatsapp from a local app store (had to install through a vpn). wechat is awesome, it does almost everything here including sending messages, buying stuff, sending money, book train tickets etc. I dont think whatsapp is going to gain any ground here, even worse it might just get blocked here in china. lol

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