Facebook has revealed some details about WhatsApp in its recent earnings report. The popular messaging app now has a massive 1.5 billion monthly users.
There are more than 60 billion messages sent on the app every day and the 1.5 billion users is up from July. When Facebook bought WhatsApp back in 2014 the app had 450 million users, so it looks like the acquisition has been good for both companies.
The Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also revealed that both WhatsApp and Instagram are now the number one and number tow most popular apps for sharing stories, this is a dig at Snapchat. Each of these apps has 300 million daily active users and Snapchat has around 178 million.
The company recently announced the launch of a new WhatsApp business app, this is where it is hoping to make some money from the app by charging business users for the service. It will be interesting to see if it becomes profitable.
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