For any skeptics who had doubts about WhatsApp’s growth, this recently announced statistic should help assuage some of the uncertainty. In a blog post today, WhatsApp announced that it now sits on 1 billion daily active users. The news was also shared by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (now owner of WhatsApp as well) on his official Facebook page where he congratulated the team for their achievement.
In addition to the daily user numbers, the company also shared some other important statistics. Monthly active users have grown by 30% to 1.3 billion which together exchange over 55 billion messages each day. Furthermore, there are now 4.5 billion images and 1 billion videos exchanged over the app every single day, a mighty impressive number.
Whether it’s sharing personalized photos and videos, connecting through video calling, or keeping friends updated throughout the day with Status, communicating on WhatsApp has never been easier or more personal. We are humbled that so many people are using these new features to connect with one another in their own special way.
– WhatsApp Team
The blog post was short with the team behind WhatsApp reflecting upon their growth and expressing their intent to continue to strive bringing more features to the app. While privacy concerns have recently steamed up surrounding the app with some earlier rumors also hinting at plans being formed to share data to its parent company Facebook, WhatsApp continues to see impressive growth. It recently adapted Snapchat’s stories and is currently testing certain features in beta such as recalling back sent messages and allowing YouTube videos to play from within the app which should be rolled out to users once the company feels it is ready.