Facebook’s WhatsApp Hits 700M monthly active users


140220-whatsapp-1130_f1ad58640061b54ae26e0796b876c3c6Instant mobile messaging service WhatsApp has hit 700 million active users, up 600 million in Augustacording to the firm’s CEO Jan Koum.

In a Facebook post, Koum announced, “I hope you all had a happy and peaceful holiday season. Today, we’re thrilled to share that WhatsApp has more than 700 million monthly active users. Additionally, every day our users now send over 30 billion messages. ”

In August, Whatsapp announced that it had reached 600 million active users, meaning it got over 100 million new users in a span of four months.

Facebook acquired Whatsapp for $19 billion in February and the firm’s said the acquisition was in line with a shared mission of bringing more connectivity and utility to the world by delivering core internet services efficiently and affordably.

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook said WhatsApp will soon connect 1 billion people worldwide. At the moment, WhatsApp beats Twitter’s 284 million users and Instagram’s 300 million users and slightly behind Facebook’s 1.3 billion active monthly users.