WhatsApp hits 700 million users, adds 100 million new users in four months

WhatsApp messenger is continuing to multiply the user base and the popular messenger now has 700 million monthly active users. 250 million more users have been added since February 2014, when Facebook announced plans to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion.


WhatsApp had 600 million users in August, which means that the service has added more than 100 million monthly active users in just four months. The popular mobile messenger is now sending over 30 billion messages everyday.

“Today, we’re thrilled to share that WhatsApp has more than 700 million monthly active users. Additionally, every day our users now send over 30 billion messages. ”

announced WhatsApp CEO, Jan Koum in a Facebook post.

In comparison Facebook Messenger has 500 million users, while Instagram has 300 million, Twitter has 284 million users. Facebook still remains the largest social network with 1.35 billion monthly active users. WhatsApp is now gearing up to add voice calling feature to its service this year. Screenshots of the features have been leaked couple of times last year suggesting the launch is inching closer.


Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+