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WhatsApp reaches one billion users

Almost one in seven people worldwide use the app on which 42 billion messages travel per day


Waking up one morning and knowing that the app you founded, or the one you bought and put in the company, has been used by almost one in seven people in the globe. Not bad. So Jan Koum and Mark Zuckerberg felt, now that WhatsApp has reached one billion users a month.

Which, translated into content, does 42 billion messages is 1.6 billion photos sent every day. 250 million videos shared on the platform.

"We are proud of this milestone, and we are honored by the extraordinary ways you have all used WhatsApp – reads on the blog – Whether it's sharing vital information during a natural disaster or a health emergency, dating, growing a small business, buying an engagement ring, or looking for a better life, we are honored to be part of what people they are doing to make their lives and the lives of those around them better ".

And for how many drifts – even virtuous ones – the application and its purpose may take, they explain, always and only one: to make sure that people can stay in touch with friends and family. "Without costs and without deception" they add in the post, with what appears to be an arrow to competitors.

The much disparaged groups on WhatsApp are a billion, the languages ??supported by the app 53 and 57 the engineers at work (and, incidentally, they are hiring).


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