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WhatsApp reaches 1 billion daily active users

Popular messaging service hits new milestone with plans to add more features

The service also brings in 1.3 billion monthly active users.
The service also brings in 1.3 billion monthly active users.

Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp has hit a milestone as it has reached 1 billion daily active users.

The popular messaging app announced a series of milestone statistics; 55 billion messages are sent per day, along with 4.5 billion photos and 1 billion videos per day.

Furthermore, the service also brings in 1.3 billion monthly active users and supports 60 languages.

Jan Koum, co-founder, WhatsApp, said: "Whether it's sharing personalised 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. 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. Thank you for your continued support."

Over the last few months WhatsApp has been releasing a host of new features, including Night Mode which offers enhanced picture quality when capturing photos in low-light conditions, updates to photo filters and the ability to pin chat at the top of the conversation list.