No stopping WhatsApp! Mobile app touches 700 million monthly active users mark

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New Delhi, Jan 6: There is no stopping WhatsApp. The internet-based messaging mobile application's popularity has crossed 700 million active users.

WhatsApp gets 100 mn users in 4 months
The company has registered an increase of 100 million active users in a period of just four months, after it was owned by social networking website Facebook. When Facebook purchased Whatsapp at a whopping price of $22 billion, in August, the app had 600 million active users.

"I hope you all had a happy and peaceful holiday season. Today, we're thrilled to share that WhatsApp has more than 700 million monthly active users," said Jan Koum, WhatsApp CEO in a Facebook post.

"Additionally, every day our users now send over 30 billion messages," he added.

Whatsapp is way ahead of its competitors in terms of users. It nearest rival WeChat, very popular in China has 468 million monthly active users, while Line has 170 million users per month.

Whatsapp's popularity is much ahead of Twitter and Instagram's combined users. Twitter has 284 million users, while Instagram has a 300 million users.

WhatsApp had 70 billion monthly active users in India in Nov, 2014.

In Nov, the company had declared that it will not levy any renewal charges on its Indian subscribers. The mobile App had put a lot of pressure on its competitors with a 70 million user base only in India.

Neeraj Arora, the Vice President of WhatsApp said that the company understands the low usage of credit cards here and that paying a renewal fee might not be an option. Usually, the charge that is levied on WhatsApp users is $1 after the first year.

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