WhatsApp Reaches 1B Android Downloads


WhatsUp1MGooglePlayFacebook director and WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum announced in a tweet that the messaging application topped 1 billion downloads on Android.

Koum wrote (unedited):

WhatsApp crossed 1B Android downloads. btw our android team is four people + Brian. very small team, very big impact.

The “Brian” presumably refers to WhatsApp co-founder and vice president Brian Acton.

The milestone announced by Koum follows two key events for WhatsApp in January: WhatsApp via the Web launched for Android users, and WhatsApp topped the 700 million monthly-active-user mark, saying that 30 billion messages were being sent daily.

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