WhatsApp reaches 9.5 mln users in Netherlands

Thursday 6 March 2014 | 10:53 CET | News
WhatsApp has around 9.5 million active users in the Netherlands, according to an article in Forbes over the company's takeover by Facebook. The article notes that the messaging app is so popular in the Netherlands, that the word 'whatsappen', turning the name into a verb, has been taken up in the national dictionary. In total, WhatsApp has more than 450 million active monthly users worldwide, of which around 320 million use the service daily. According to research by Telecompaper, 82 percent of Dutch smartphone users had WhatsApp installed on their phones in December 2013. The Facebook app

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Facebook / Telecompaper / WhatsApp
Countries: Netherlands
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