Is WhatsApp’s billion users mark indeed a win for Zuckerberg?

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Always on your finger tips, literally, WhatsApp is one such application which does not cater only to the youngsters, but has captivated the three generations and has stringed relations through groups and free exchange of messages, photo, videos and more.

Mark Zuckerberg shared a celebratory post on Facebook a few hours back acknowledging the mark of 1 billion WhatsApp users. He congratulated Jan Koum, Brian Acton and the team who aided to reach this high point.

Zuckerberg mentioned that since their acquisition, WhatsApp has grown massively and also cited everything they added right from introducing WhatsApp calls to providing a subscription for absolutely no charge.

Concluding the post he quoted, “There are only a few services that connect more than a billion people. This milestone is an important step towards connecting the entire world.”

While WhatsApp has managed to maintain number one position amongst messaging apps in India, it faces a stiff competition from Line and KakaoTalk in South East Asia. In India, WhatsApp is mainly pegged against homegrown Hike and Line (to an extent).

With WhatsApp crossing the one billion mark, there is definitely added pressure on competitors. However, the amount of y-o-y growth in terms of users has reduced for the messaging giant in the last few months. To reach the next billion is definitely going to be a task for WhatsApp. Wonder what Zuckerberg has in store for that?

Read the entire announcement below.

One billion people now use WhatsApp. Congrats to Jan, Brian and everyone who helped reach this milestone! WhatsApp’s…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Monday, February 1, 2016




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