WhatsApp, the popular cross-platform mobile instant messaging service,
now claims to carry some 50 billion messages on average daily.
in a report quotes WhatsApp's CEO, Jan Koum, who at the DLD conference
in Germany shared the new monthly active users of his service which now
has reached 430 million monthly active users. Further, Koum also
revealed that WhatsApp now handles around 50 billion messages (sent and
received) daily. Koum was quoted saying, "We just want
to focus on messaging. If people want to play games there are plenty of
other sites and also a lot of great companies building services around
advertising. It's a 'free market' with apps, so the beauty is that
people can get those features elsewhere".
In addition, Benedict
Evans, a mobile analyst has claimed that WhatsApp's new daily message
figures might have gone past the conventional messages being shared.
Evans said on Twitter, "WhatsApp message volume growth is still accelerating. Has
probably now overtaken SMS." Evans also posted an image that showed
WhatsApp's daily message sent numbers.
Notably, the mobile focused
messaging company touched 400 million monthly active users mark in December last year.
Jan Koum in a blog post revealed that the company added 100 million
active users in the last four months alone. New Year's Eve saw 18
billion messages being sent, and 36 billion being received, a new record at the time.
WhatsApp has been growing rapidly and
has been a leader in the mobile instant messaging service. The popular
mobile instant messaging service reached 300 million active user base in August last year, and by the end of the year reached 400 million
active users. WhatsApp even suggested to turn discussions of the shared
numbers by other mobile instant messaging services to be about active
users and not registered users.