WhatsApp the messaging software that was lately bought by Facebook again in February of this yr for a cool $sixteen billion, has this week introduced a number of statistics and figures which reveal the service is now having fun with greater than 500 million lively customers.
The new figures reveal that the WhatsApp service has gained greater than one hundred million new customers since December 2013 and is now sharing greater than seven hundred million pictures and over one hundred million movies each day.
Since its buy by way of Facebook earlier this yr the WhatsApp service has come beneath scrutiny for privateness points and has additionally suffered a few outages which in fact points for customers. It will probably be fascinating to see over the approaching months whether or not the WhatsApp service will have the ability to proceed its progress will lose out to different new upcoming messaging rivals similar to Line and Telegram.
During at this time’s announcement WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum defined that the service has seen a big improve in nations resembling Brazil, India, Mexico, and Russia prior to now few months saying:
“We might go on, however for now, it’s extra essential that we get again to work – as a result of right here at WhatsApp, we’re simply getting began,”