WhatsApp reaches 1 billion daily active users

Posted July 28, 2017

Action Fraud have issued a warning over a Whatsapp scam targeting users of the messaging service.

Despite WhatsApp's move to adopt end-to-end encryption by default for its billion users around the world, rights groups have termed the policies of the instant messaging app too weak to protect user privacy from governments.

The Facebook-owned company also said its monthly active user base increased from 1 billion to 1.3 billion.

Yes, your favourite messenger platform has more than a billion people using it on any given day.

Off late, we have come across many reports suggesting a slew of new features will be added to the messaging app. In addition to all this, WhatsApp has also announced that a large number of media files are also being exchanged.

The company also revealed that 4.5 billion photos are shared every day and 1 billion videos.

WhatsApp supports 60 different languages. As you might have already guessed, these numbers are really great and these are only increasing as we write this.

For comparison, Facebook announced back in June that it's now at around 2 billion monthly users as Facebook Messenger alone surpassed 1.2 billion monthly users as of April. Our community is now more than 2 billion people, including more than 1.3 billion people who use Facebook every day, " Zuckerberg wrote in his Facebook blog post. WhatsApp's Status feature that is pretty much the same thing as Snapchat's Stories has 250million daily active users whereas Snapchat itself has only 166 million daily users of the entire app. It then asks you to update your payment information, stating that your one-year free trial period has ended.