WhatsApp Reaches 400 Million Users

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WhatsApp, the mobile messaging platform, just reported that it hit 400 million monthly active users. This represents an increase of 100 million users over the last 3 months. This represents a third of the 1.2 billion strong Facebook network.

The company has only 50 employees, of which most are engineers. This rounds off a remarkable year which has seen WhatsApp become the premier  mobile messaging app in the world and seen it handle over 27 billion messages  daily.

Going into 2014, WhatsApp faces new threats from Asia in the form of Line and KakaoTalk – which have more users and features.

Source: WhatsApp

Akinyemi Ogunsanya

Akin is a writer at Technesstivity since June 2011 covering the use of technology in everyday life ranging from entertainment to business. A native of Lagos, Nigeria, he is a business economics student at the University of Liverpool. He has a knack for the role of venture-capital in funding innovative companies. He aspires to one day be a venture capitalist and investor. When in his spare time, the could be seen writing articles, reading books, listening to music, working on student radio and socialising with friends.

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