Today at Dive Into Mobile, WhatsApp CEo Jan Koum took a moment to brag that the messaging company is now larger than micro-blogging site Twitter. "We're bigger than Twitter today." WhatsApp boasts more than 200 million users, eight billion inbound messages, and 12 billion outbound messages per day.
Koum noted that WhatsApp also has one of the smallest ratios of engineers to active users with fewer than 50 engineers at the company. Of course, it's not completely fair to compare WhatsApp to Twitter since the services are quite different. However, it does show how WhatsApp has exploded onto the mobile messaging scene.
It's important to note that WhatsApp recently announced they would be charging $0.99 per year for the service. Koum added that WhatsApp hasn't seen any negative impact on user numbers. Because of high engagement and a way of monetizing users, Koum said the service isn't looking at any acquisition offers.