Whatsapp hits '1 billion users' mark

New Delhi: Popular messaging service Whatsapp has reached the 1-billion mark, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a post.

“WhatsApp's community has more than doubled since joining Facebook. We've added the ability for you to call loved ones far away. We've dropped the subscription fee and made WhatsApp completely free. Next, we're going to work to connect more people around the world and make it easier to communicate with businesses,” Zuckerberg wrote in his post While congratulating Whatsapp co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton.

“This milestone is an important step towards connecting the entire world,” he added.

“That's nearly one in seven people on Earth who use WhatsApp each month to stay in touch with their loved ones, their friends and their family,” Whatsapp team wrote on a blogpost.

“We are proud of this milestone, and we're humbled by the extraordinary ways all of you have used WhatsApp. Whether it's sharing vital information during natural disasters, finding a date, growing a small business, buying an engagement ring, or seeking a better life.”

“We still have another 6 billion people to get on WhatsApp,” the team said while celebrating the achievement.

News24 Bureau