WhatsApp users will cross 2 billion, which is second only to Facebook

FILE PHOTO: The-WhatsApp, the messaging application is displayed on a display screen of the phone by the 3rd of August 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/File Photo

(Ap) – Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp said on Wednesday it has amassed 2 billion users, becoming the second social media platform in the world to hit that milestone.

WhatsApp has not indicated how it is calculated, the number of users, but it said that it had 500 million users at the end of 2014, when Facebook Inc. has bought the mobile-messaging startup for $19 billion to boost its popularity, especially among a younger crowd.

Facebook has been trying to boost revenue from its high-growth units, such as a photo-sharing platform, Instagram, and WhatsApp. It is built out of WhatsApp), e-commerce, the tools, and if it is moving in the direction of the utilization of the application.

There’s, in November, launched with a role for the small businesses, the main users of the WhatsApp Business app, which one of them is a “mobile store” to showcase their wares, with images, prices, etc.

Facebook was about 2.50 billion monthly active users as of Dec. 31, the company said. a little bit.m/38nyrsm

Reporting Chinmay Rautmare in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli

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