The Facebook owned messaging app, WhatsApp has crossed the one-billion daily users globally. "Just last year we shared that one billion people around the world use WhatsApp every month.Today we are excited and proud to share that one billion people around the world use WhatsApp every day to stay in touch with their family and friends", WhatsApp said in a statement.
People use WhatsApp at least once in a month stood at 1.3 billion.
About 55 billion messages and 4.5 billion photos are shared every day globally on WhatsApp. The app which supports 60 languages also sees 1 billion videos being shared on a daily basis.
India is the largest market for WhatsApp with over 200 million monthly active users as of February 2017. However, the company did not disclose what percentage of the 1 billion daily users are from India. WhatsApp competes with messaging apps like LINE, Viber, and Hike in India.
In February 2014 WhatsApp was acquired by social networking site Facebook, its biggest buyout till date, for a whopping USD 19 billion.
Previously, WhatsApp said its service has been strong uptake, especially in developing nations such as Brazil, India and Russia." congrats to the WhatsApp team for connecting one billion people every day!" said Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.