WhatsApp reaches 1 billion daily active users

Kelley Robertson
July 28, 2017

Furthermore, an excess of 250 million stories is being pushed by Instagram users every day.

WhatsApp, the widely popular messaging app across the world, has achieved another super duper milestone.

WhatsApp has revealed it now hasover 1 billion daily active users. India has been one of the strongest markets for WhatsApp, in February this year the company announced that the active users in India have clocked an impressive 200 million.

Yes, your favourite messenger platform has more than a billion people using it on any given day. I think it'll be hard to do that without getting major backlash from the users as WhatsApp has built a brand around not putting ads in the app. Per day WhatsApp users share around 1 billion videos and 4.5 billion photos.


Other interesting statistics include 55 billion messages exchanged every day across 60 supported languages. Yes, you read that right, these numbers reflect the total number of files being shared every single day.

For reference, WhatsApp had just 450 million monthly users and 350 million daily users in Febraury 2014 when it was acquired by Facebook.

Nearly 55 billion messages are shared every day in 60 supported languages.

Acquiring users to the tune of Billions is no easy task and it is noteworthy to see how the user base has doubled in the last 2-3years. Even though Status faced some criticism from users, and WhatsApp was forced to bring back the original text-based Status feature, the new Status has over 250 million daily users now. It then asks you to update your payment information, stating that your one-year free trial period has ended.

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