WhatsApp reaches 600 million active users

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Facebook wants EU to review WhatsApp dealWhatsApp is by far one of the most popular cross-platform messaging apps at the moment. The app was recently acquired by Facebook for a whopping $19 billion. Recently, WhatsApp’s Jan Koum took it to Twitter and mentioned the active user base of WhatsApp has surpassed 600 million, which is an extremely big achievement. This is not the number of users registered on the service, but those who are actively using the app on their devices to get in touch with their friends and family.

Back in April, WhatsApp crossed the 500 million users milestone, and is by far the most popular instant messaging app at the moment.

There are other apps available in the app stores as well, such as Line, WeChat, Viber, Tango, etc., but they are not as popular as WhatsApp in terms of active users — Tencent’s WeChat is close with over 400 million users, but the remaining apps caters a user base of around 100 million and less. Plus, WhatsApp may be a little more attractive since users get to use the app free for one year, and yes, there are no in-app ads or purchases as well. After the year, users have to pay just $1 to keep using the service.

Is WhatsApp your app of choice when it comes to instant messaging or do you use any other? Let us know using the comments below.

Source: The Next Web

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