InShortViral: Facebook owned mobile messaging service, “Whats App” crosses 1 Billion user mark. Now 42 Billion Messages are being exchanged via Whats App.
The Social Networking Giant “Facebook” owned messaging service Whats App is now having 1 Billion users and nearly 42 Billion Messages being exchanged daily, announced its CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday.
Whats App Crosses 1 billion user mark with 42 billion messages being exchanged daily
According to Zuckerberg, One Billion people are now using WhatsApp. He further said that there are only few services which connect more than 1 Billion people. This milestone is vital step in connecting the whole world. Nearly 1.6 Billion Photos and 250 Million Videos are being shared daily in about 53 languages.
Mark Zuckerberg also said “Whats App’s community almost doubled since it joined Facebook. We have added the feature by which you can call your dear ones from far away. We have made Whats App free for lifetime and neutralized the annual subscription fee. He said that we are going to work to connect more and more people across the world in order to make it easier to communicate with business.
Whats App was founded by Ukrainian immigrants to America namely Jan Koum and Brian Acton 7 years ago. It was later purchased by Facebook for a whopping amount of $19 Billion in 2014. Whats App omitted annual subscription fee because it didn’t worked well.
According to Whats App’s blog post, it said that “For many years, we’ve asked some people to pay a fee for using Whats App after their first year. As we’ve grown, we’ve found that this approach hasn’t worked well.
Whats App hasn’t been able to charge hundreds of millions users annual subscription fee but they will not opt for advertisements, according to Whats App.
The Whats App users might be puzzled to know “How What’s App generates revenue without subscription fees” and it said no to third party advertisements.
So, this is about Whats App’s milestone of reaching 1 Billion users. Whats App recently dropped annual subscription fees but it doesn’t mean that they will opt for ads on Whats App for revenue, according to sources. We hope that you loved this article, feel free to share this with your friends.