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WhatsApp monthly active users now increased to 600 million, 60 million from India

26/08/2014

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WhatsApp CEO and founder Jan Koum announced on Twitter that the company now caters to 600,000,000 active users worldwide on a monthly basis. The messaging app that seems to rule the messaging scene worldwide has indeed reached another milestone.

As far as India is concerned , quite a large chunk of those users are from this country as the user base that was hovering around 48 million in April has now jumped to 60 million in India. The increased growth in the Indian subcontinent has led the Telecom networks in India to fight for OTT players i.e. Over The Top Players to implement charges. It however seems pointless now as the TRAI has stated that operators should shut up and increase data charges instead.

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Although users seem thrilled with Whatsapp as of now, they have yet to see new features showing up on the ageing messaging service. The UI (user interface) has hardly changed over the years and even BlackBerry’s BBM service now has stickers along Facebook’s Messenger and services like WeChat that place second after WhatsApp.

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Certainly WhatsApp’s next target are voice calling services like Skype and Viber and the messaging service seems to be active putting things into place in order to begin the service soon.

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