Whatsapp now has 700 million monthly users

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Whatsapp now boasts of 700 million users monthly. At least that is the figure co-founder Jan Koum shared on his Facebook page yesterday.

Whatsapp was acquired by Facebook 2 years ago as the company sought to stay relevant in the wake of shifting dynamics by a younger generation that preferred staying connected with their friends all time not by scrolling through an endless newsfeed full of ads but by just chatting and sharing images and short videos.

Whatsapp is part of a generation of messaging applications that have become widely popular the world over and in most instances being preferred over traditional text messaging solutions provided by carriers which many a time are expensive when not bundled with monthly plans.

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