WhatsApp reaches 800 mln active users

Monday 20 April 2015 | 09:14 CET | News
Mobile messaging app WhatsApp has reached over 800 million monthly active users, its CEO Jan Koum announced on Facebook. That compares to 700 million reported in January and 600 million last August. WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in October 2014. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Facebook / WhatsApp
Countries: World
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