Facebook announces WhatsApp now has 1 billion monthly users

Facebook announces there are over 1 billion monthly users on WhatsApp.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Feb 2 2016 4:16 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:01 PM CST

Not to be outdone by Alphabet's announcement of 1 billion monthly users of Gmail, Facebook has announced that WhatsApp is now home to 1 billion monthly users, too.

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With WhatsApp still charging its $1 annual subscription fee to its users, with over 1 billion users - that's a nice amount of pocket change for WhatsApp each year, just on its annual subscription fee. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to his personal Facebook account, where he said: "One billion people now use WhatsApp. Congrats to Jan, Brian and everyone who helped reach this milestone!"

He continued: "WhatsApp's community has more than doubled since joining Facebook. We've added the ability for you to call loved ones far away. We've dropped the subscription fee and made WhatsApp completely free. Next, we're going to work to connect more people around the world and make it easier to communicate with businesses. There are only a few services that connect more than a billion people. This milestone is an important step towards connecting the entire world".

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

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