Continuing to breach those active users milestones in a rapid fashion, WhatsApp now has 900 Million Active Users on its messaging platform, inching closer to that staggering 1 Billion mark.

The latest figures comes just months after WhatsApp announced that it has reached 800 Million active users, back in April. In fact, while it becomes increasingly difficult for other IM apps to reach targets, looks like WhatsApp is having fun adding 100 Million monthly active users in just a 4 months span.

Jan Koum announced the update via a Facebook post, tagging Mark Zuckerberg (whose Facebook acquired the IM service for a whopping $16 Billion) :

WhatsApp now has 900 million monthly active users.

Posted by Jan Koum on Thursday, September 3, 2015

Mark, who was with Koum while he updated his status, hit back with a reply and a pic of Koum updating his Facebook status.

Congrats to Jan, the WhatsApp team and whole community on reaching 900 million people!

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, September 3, 2015


Interestingly, WhatsApp continues to see massive engagement within the Android community, with a report stating that over 75% of all WhatsApp users are on Google’s open OS. In comparison, iOS has been left stranded with just 22% of the share. This stark difference though, is because of WhatsApp’s penetration into emerging markets like India and Brazil, where number of Android users continues to balloon.

Messenger however, though behind WhatsApp by over 300 Million subscribers, still stands way ahead of the rest of the league, with over 600 Million monthly active users.

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