Whatsapp records 800 million active users

Whatsapp records 800 million active users

Whatsapp records 800 million active users

Written by Staff Writer

22 Apr, 2015 | 9:31 am

This week, WhatsApp passed a milestone when CEO Jan Koum revealed that it had broken 800 million active users. That’s quite something in this age, when the leading global social networks and Internet services are well established. Breaking into that club isn’t easy, but WhatsApp has done it — nearly doubling its user base over the past year, since it was acquired by Facebook for an eye-popping $19 billion.

Yet, impressive as those numbers are, there is something troubling about this new data point.

A snapshot of what CEO Jan Koum posted goes thus:

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