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WhatsApp hits 700 million active monthly users

WhatsApp hits 700 million active monthly users

WhatsApp, the popular mobile messaging service owned by Facebook, has reached 700 million monthly active users. The service hit 600 million users in August and crossed the 500 million threshold in April.635531138864060944-AFP-534052418

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum made the announcement on his Facebook page. WhatsApp users now send more than 30 billion messages every day, Koum said.

“As humbled and excited as we are by these numbers and our continued growth, we’re even more excited to keep building a great product in 2015,” Koum wrote.

Facebook paid $22 billion for WhatsApp last year. It’s one of a new wave of mobile messaging apps that have become increasingly popular especially with younger users.