WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum has announced that the messaging app has reached 700 million monthly active users, with some 30 billion messages sent every day.
“Today, we are thrilled to share that WhatsApp has more than 700 million monthly active users. Additionally, every day our users now send over 30 billion messages,” Koum wrote.
This makes WhatsApp one of the world’s largest social networks. It beats by far Twitter’s 284 million and Instagram which has 300 million users last month.
Koum also said his company has vowed to continue improving the app. Last year, WhatsApp added encryption for messages sent between its millions of Android users, making one of the safest messaging apps.
That feature scrambles data to prevent messages from being hacked or monitored.
Source: Media Source Africa/Memeburn