WhatsApp is now used by a billion people
Whatsapp is now used by a billion people
WhatsApp Inc. (the company that created the app) has announced today that their popular messaging app now has one billion active users, with that number likely rising as we're typing this.
This means what while WeChat might have more accounts of users signed up, more people are actively using WhatsApp than WeChat. That's not surprising as WeChat is mainly focused on the Chinese market, while WhatsApp is a more globally recognized brand.
That one billion active users means that about 1/7th of the world's 7.4 billion people are using WhatsApp to communicate with each other., which makes the app one of the most used in the world, alongside the Facebook app, which has about 1.442 billion active users currently.
Source: WhatsApp blog