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WhatsApp's Latest Milestone is 1-Billion Daily Active Users

27 July 2017, 06:34 | Yvette Williams

WhatsApp's Latest Milestone is 1-Billion Daily Active Users

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India has been one of the strongest markets for WhatsApp, in February this year the company announced that the active users in India have clocked an impressive 200 million. When WhatsApp rolled out the status feature, several users complained about the feature, and some event mocked Facebook for lifting the features from Snapchat. The Stories engagement, voice and audio calls, as well as text messaging, has propelled WhatsAppp to 1 billion total daily users and 1.3 billion monthly users. Zuckerberg reiterated the dominance of Instagram Stories as well, with the popular photo sharing app also boasting more than 250 million daily Stories users. Facebook shares at an all time-high after the company announced their results. A year ago WhatsApp had one billion users per month.

A spokesman for Action Fraud said: "Whilst late adopters of the service might look at the email below and simply brush it off, long term users will remember paying and could quite easily think the app has gone back to its subscription model and get caught out". But WhatsApp's actual monetisation potential is yet to be realised by the company.

Facebook owned WhatsApp is now enjoying the success of tremendous growth in their users base globally.

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The hard work started and Sunday's win was evidence of England's increased speed between the wickets and in the field. Openers Punam Raut (86) and Harmanpreet Kaur's (51) steady half centuries had set a platform for a high score.

But the business feature is yet to be rolled out, even though the company has said it is working on the same. The chat app now supports 60 languages and users exchange 4.5 billion photos per day.

For Snapchat, which has been trying to survive against the growing challenges from Facebook, these WhatsApp numbers won't come as good news.



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