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600 million users now active on WhatsApp; 60 million Indians amonst it
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600 million users now active on WhatsApp; 60 million Indians amonst it

There are registered users and then there are active users, needless to say active users are more relevant. WhatsApp. the most popular now Facebook owned, messaging app has crossed 600 million active users. Jan Koum, the founder of the app who became an overnight tech sensation by selling the app to Facebook for an insanely huge $19 billion took to Twitter to announce the new milestone.


WhatsApp is clearly the undisputed leader now followed by Tencent’s WeChat with 438 million active users, and Viber with 100 million active users. It must be noted most of the rival messaging apps stick to mentioning their registered users and refrain from letting know the active users.

The emerging markers are adding vigorously to the WhatsApp numbers with India playing an important role. In April, the active users numbers hover around 40 million in India and four months down, it has shot up to 60 millions. It’s exciting days for WhatsApp to the dismay of telecom operators who are loosing out on their SMS services.

0 25 August, 2014 Apps August 25, 2014

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