The Facebook’s app for mesaging service was the company’s fastest-growing platform in 2015, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said earlier today during the annual facebook F8 developer conference that the Facebook Messenger app is the second most popular initiative on iOS globally, just behind itself.
He, the Zuckerberg also admitted that users are sending around 60 billion messages on Facebook Messenger followed by WhatsApp ever day, suggesting that how popular it became on the Internet web to acquire the messaging space that made its services three times more than SMS. It was last year when Facebook Messenger was said to have 700 million monthly active users. In January 2016, that number hit 800 million. Now, a few months later, it expanded to 900 million monthly users and counting….
WhatsApp, on the other hand, already crossed the billion users mark earlier this currently running year and with these numbers are impressive to speak about. Especially when you compare WhatsApp messages to SMS texts – 20 billion. In other words, users are on WhatsApp and FB Messenger are aggressively sending up to three times more texts than SMS every 24-hours. Given the growing popularity and widespread use of messagining apps globally, the analytics isn’t totally surprising, but nevertheless, it’s notable that the growth Messenger outpaced other Facebook properties like WhatsApp and Instagram.
With that said, Zuckerberg also shouts that activity on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp combined is now three times more than the global volume of SMS messages, sitting at 60 billion messages a day compared to 20 billion. Shame!
At its F8 keynote, facebook also made an announcement of a bot platform for the Messenger app, which will bring a new range of functions to the app, such as personalized News stories from CNN r the ability to other flowers through the ear of new app. After all it says, users send up to a billion messages to business in a month, and we mean it!
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