The Facebook owned messaging service WhatsApp announced that it now has over one billion daily active people using its chat service every day.
The app has 1.3 billion monthly active users.
The company revealed that 55 billion messages are sent per day via the messaging service. Around 4.5 billion photos and 1.1 billion videos are shared daily via the app.
WhatsApp, which launched in 2009 by ex Yahoo! employees Brian Acton and Jan Koum, was acquired by Facebook for $19.3billion in 2014. Since Facebook bought the messaging app it has continued to grow in popularity at a staggering rate and is now one of the most popular apps in the world.
The company said: “Whether it’s sharing personalized photos and videos, connecting through video calling, or keeping friends updated throughout the day with Status, communicating on WhatsApp has never been easier or more personal. We are humbled that so many people are using these new features to connect with one another in their own special way.
“We are humbled that so many people are using these new features to connect with one another in their own special way.
“As we celebrate this milestone, we’re committed more than ever to bringing you more useful features to enjoy, while delivering the reliability, simplicity, and security you expect with WhatsApp.”
The news comes after WhatsApp rolled out a major new update allowing users to send documents of any type via the app (up to 100 MB in size), in addition to a new feature that lets users pin chats to the top of chat lists.