WhatsApp now has over 1 billion users

WhatsApp now has over 1 billion users

WhatApp now has over 1 billion users

WhatsApp now has over 1 billion users


WhatsApp has announced that it now has over 1 billion users, meaning that almost one in every 7 people on Earth use the cross-platform messaging app. 

Over the last few weeks Whatsapp has been updating every version of the application to no longer require a subscription fee, making the platform free for everyone to use and much simpler to use. This means that users do not need to use a credit or debit card to pay Whatsapp and the users will no longer need to worry about their free first year ending.


We are proud of this milestone, and we're humbled by the extraordinary ways all of you have used WhatsApp. Whether it's sharing vital information during natural disasters or health emergencies, finding a date, growing a small business, buying an engagement ring, or seeking a better life – we're honored to be a small part of what people are doing to make their lives and the lives of those around them better.

And yet, through all the progress we've made together over the last seven years, our mission has never changed. WhatsApp began as a simple idea: ensuring that anyone could stay in touch with family and friends anywhere on the planet, without costs or gimmicks standing in the way.

So even as we celebrate this achievement, our focus remains the same. Every day, our team continues to work to improve WhatsApp's speed, reliability, security and simplicity. We're excited to see how far we've come. But now, it's back to work – because we still have another 6 billion people to get on WhatsApp, and a long way left to go.


WhatApp now has over 1 billion users


With the service now being free to use it is unsurprising to see WhatsApp grow to have such a large userbase, as quick and free communication tools is always a great thing to have.   


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