Few months back, we can remember WhatsApp reported having more than 400 million active monthly users and this was one major reason I guess Facebook had an eye on them. After the purchase of the IM App by Facebook 2 months back, the messaging App has seen an increase in over a million new active members bringing them to over half a billion active monthly users.
In a blog post today on WhatsApps’s blog relating to this issue by co-founder Jan Koum, WhatsApp said they’ve grown fastest in countries like Brazil, India, Mexico and Russia with users now sharing more than 700 million photos and 100 million videos each day.
WhatsApp got started five years ago as a cheaper alternative to SMS text messaging offered by wireless providers. The service gained serious traction over the past year or two, ultimately attracting the attention of Zuckerberg’s deep pockets.