Facebook recently announced in a Q2 2017 earnings call that messaging app WhatsApp now boasts 1 billion users each day. WhatsApp Status, a cloned Snapchat Stories feature, also reached 250 million daily users. What’s more, these WhatsApp users are now promulgation 55 billion messages and 4.5 billion photos per day.
More renouned abroad than it is in a US, WhatsApp now supports 60 languages and has fast stretched a tellurian user bottom by being easy to use, free, and sporting facilities lacking in normal SMS. It surpassed a 1-billion-monthly-user symbol in Feb 2016.
While 1 billion daily users is a conspicuous achievement, a fast expansion of WhatsApp Status is value a closer look. As of a commencement of May, WhatsApp Status had 175 million users, definition it’s combined 75 million additional daily users in only underneath dual months. By contrast, Snapchat now has 166 million daily users, and as of April, Instagram Stories had 200 million daily users, definition WhatsApp Status has now surpassed both competitors in daily use for a allied feature.
Despite this, it’s tough to contend if WhatsApp’s recognition will take a poignant portion of Snapchat’s audience — some-more than half Snapchat’s users are not daily Facebook users and about half are not daily Instagram users — though it does uncover there’s still a outrageous marketplace to fill in a universe of fleeting content.
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