Instant messaging apps are currently a bring trend all over the world, let alone India. The trend that was not long ago kicked off properly by the mobile version of the Facebook Messenger and via the BBM service before that, is now a massive and popular service. And one such IM app that has done quite well for itself and among the crowd is WhatsApp.
While we all know that the popular WhatsApp service has reached almost all the devices all across the planet, we still were not sure as to what the offcial numbers might have to say about that.
Needless to say, the service has done quite well and now boasts more than 500 million active users worldwide. But how does it matter to us who are living India? Apparently it does since 48 million out of that 500 million are from India below.
"In the last few months, we've grown fastest in countries like Brazil, India, Mexico, and Russia, and our users are also sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos every single day," the official post from Jan Koum, co-founder of WhatsApp for the same states.
"We could go on, but for now, it's more important that we get back to work - because here at WhatsApp, we're just getting started."
Interestingly, the post clearly states that these 500 million people are not only registered members but also active users. And that speaks a lot about why Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg was so interested in buying the service.
Speaking about India alone, WhatsApp is still one of the top and fastest growing IM services that are around at the moment. Not long ago WhatsApp's Neeraj Arora told BGR India that it's set to add a massive 4 million active users per month and that the India user base is set to cross 50 million mark in May.