Facebook Messenger has touched 1 billion subscribers, who use the app on monthly bases. The company announced that over 1 billion people now use its internet based message app service, called the Facebook Messenger every month.
Earlier this year, Facebook-acruired Whatsapp messenger service also hit the 1 billion milestone. Also, Facebook's bot platform introduced for Messenger service at F8 now includes over 18,000 bots, up from 11,000 just 20 days ago.
On achieving the Facebook Messenger chief David Marcus said that "As part of this journey to 1 billion, we focused on creating the best possible experiences in modern day communications".
"We remain focused on helping connect people to the people and businesses who matter most. Thank you to everyone who uses Messenger around the world, and we're looking forward to connecting the next billion," Marcus added.
Facebook is a well known social media platform that launched the Messenger service as a standalone app in 2014, and forced users to use the app for messaging after removing the feature from its main social media platform.
The messenger app grew rapidly in 2016, adding around 100 million active users every quarter. Facebook announced back in January that its Messenger app hit 800 million users, which grew to 900 million in April.
The company also released stats to show that its Messenger app became the second most popular iOS app of all time, after Facebook. The app has been downloaded over 1 billion times on Android, with over a billion messages sent between people and businesses every month.
According to the company, there are over 22 million GIFs shared on the app on a day, and 17 billion photos every month. Also, the company claims that Messenger users have played 1.2 billion games of virtual basketball. With Messenger now touching new heights, it is expected that the company will continue to add new features to enhance user experience and let developers create bots for the platform.