According to the leading social network’s head and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp, reached billion-users today.
WhatsApp Reached Billion-Users Today
“One billion people now use WhatsApp. Congrats to Jan, Brian and everyone who helped reach this milestone”
Zuckerberg revealed in a post on his Facebook page.
“There are only a few services that connect more than a billion people. We’ve added the ability for you to call loved ones far away. We’ve dropped the subscription fee and made WhatsApp completely free. Next, we’re going to work to connect more people around the world and make it easier to communicate with businesses.”
Zuckerberg informed that the people using WhatsApp have more than doubled since the California-based Facebook bought the service for $19 billion in 2014.
The WhatsApp team said in a blog post:
“That’s nearly one-in-seven people on Earth who use WhatsApp each month to stay in touch with their loved ones, their friends and their family.”
Facebook made the service completely free after buying WhatsApp. According to Zuckerberg their next move is to make it tranquil to use the service to connect with businesses.
Intertwining WhatsApp into interactions between businesses and customers has the possibility to generate revenue prospect for Facebook.
Latest media reports have showed that Facebook is working behind the scenes to incorporate WhatsApp more comfortably into the world’s foremost social network by providing the facility to share information amid the services. This landmark is an essential step towards linking the whole world.