WhatsApp Already Half Billion Users
WhatsApp instant messaging services announced it has successfully reached the number of active users as many as 500 million people .
That number , as reported by The Next Web , more 100 million of which was recorded in December 2013 .
In a short blog post , CEO of Whatsapp January Koum say that WhatsApp users now also use it to share photos of 700 million and 100 million videos each day .
" We can continue to mention ( achievement ) , but more importantly is now back to work . At WhatsApp , we 've just begun , " wrote Koum .
He continued that WhatsApp recorded the largest growth in developing countries and which has a large amount of the population , such as Brazil , India , Mexico , and Russia .
WhatsApp acquired by Facebook valued at 19 billion U.S. dollars, or around Rp 223 trillion in February . At that time, the instant messaging service has 465 million users .
Since then , WhatsApp spotlight about user privacy . Services had collapsed , causing small percentage of users switch to an alternative service , such as the Telegraph and Line .
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Shortly after the acquisition of Facebook , in March , Koum stated that the purchase will not affect the privacy of users in WhatsApp .