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WhatsApp Tops 1 Billion Daily Active Users

WhatsApp Tops 1 Billion Daily Active Users

Popular instant messaging platform, WhatsApp's "Status" feature surpassed its counterparts, Instagram and Snapchat, registering over 250 million active daily users.

Facebook-owned messaging app is right there in the thick of the battle of the messaging apps. This says that around 76% of the monthly users get into the app every day. According to the status update on his Facebook profile, the most popular messaging app Whatsapp has reached to 1 billion daily active users while the monthly active users strike 1.3 billion. These people send more than 55 billion daily messages, including no less than one billion videos and 4.5 billion photos. The feature is already live for Android beta users, though there's no clarity on when it will be available for everyone.

For instance, in the latest beta version of the chat app, which carries software version 2.17.277, you will come across a new feature known as app shortcuts. Now you can even share photos in album and can use filters on your pictures with this App. These shortcuts allow you to jump to a desired pre-mentioned place in-app as soon as you launch it. In the case of Gmail, you only need to long-press on the app icon and a bunch of shortcuts will show up such as composing a new mail, for instance.

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Unless you are the type who always deletes all chat threads once you are done with a chat, you won't find the New chat shortcut very useful.

WhatsApp for Android beta has added launcher App Shortcuts, that will allow users to directly open a New Chat, Starred messages or in-app Camera. There are also 3 starred conversations up top. It's still early days though, so perhaps WhatsApp will improve its conversation selection process by the time the ability goes official.


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