WhatsApp is now used by a billion people around the world every day. It had previously announced more than a billion used the app every month, showing the increasing popularity of the messaging app.
The company wrote:
“As we celebrate this milestone, we’re committed more than ever to bringing you more useful features to enjoy, while delivering the reliability, simplicity, and security you expect with WhatsApp. Thank you for your continued support.”
It also shared several other statistics. There are 55 billion messages sent through the WhatsApp platform each day, along with 4.5 billion photos shared between users. Video isn’t quite so popular, but still manages to pass a billion shares per day.
Facebook purchased WhatsApp in 2014 for $19b.