WhatsApp hits 1.5 billion monthly users. $19B? Not so bad.


Fb’s $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp sounds smarter and smarter. CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced at the This autumn 2017 income name these days that WhatsApp now has 1.5 billion customers and sees 60 billion messages despatched in line with day. That’s in comparison to 1.three billion monthly customers and 1 billion day-to-day lively customers in July.

The large enlargement makes Fb’s option to pay greater than $19 billion to procure WhatsApp glance prescient. On the time in 2014, WhatsApp had simply 450 million monthly lively customers and 315 million day-to-day lively customers.

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In a slight to Snapchat, Zuckerberg additionally famous that Instagram and WhatsApp are the No. 1 and No. 2 hottest Tale-sharing merchandise, referring to these apps’ clones of Snapchat Tales. Each and every now every has 300 million day-to-day lively customers, in comparison to 178 million on Snapchat as a complete.

Folks idea Fb was once loopy to pay any such top worth. However messaging is essentially the most important and time-consuming task on cell. And if Fb didn’t purchase WhatsApp, Google most certainly would have, and messaging could be a two-horse race. As a substitute, Fb is hugely dominant all over however China, between the 1.three billion-user Messenger and 1.5 billion-user WhatsApp.

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Now Fb is after all getting fascinated by monetizing WhatsApp with the hot release of the WhatsApp for Trade app. Fb plans to fee trade homeowners for extra trade, customer support or broadcasting equipment. And with any such large target market, traders can be clamoring for them.