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WhatsApp: 1Billion Downloads for the most Popular Messaging App

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WhatsApp is a messaging app that lets you send SMS by the use of wireless internet connection or WiFi. The good thing about this app is that, not only it doesn?t charge you for every SMS you send but you can also exchange messages from users on different platforms like the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry.

Not just sending SMS though, you can even call your WhatsApp friends with just a few press of a button! Now that is convenient and not to mention, cost efficient. You don?t have to worry about your monthly bill anymore because all you need is a WiFi connection and you?re set to go!

These are probably the reasons why this App is popular and have reached its 1 billion download mark as of this week. Yes you read that right, n3rdabl3 recently reported that WhatsApp is now part of the highest downloaded App for the Android device as of this week.

WhatsApp amazing achievement, 1 billion download!

Breaking news for WhatsApp fans out there, the famous almost-free messaging app is now included in one of the most downloaded apps in the Android App store (Google Play Store) along with Facebook, YouTube, Gmail and Angry Birds according to bgr.

Jan Koum, the messaging app?s CEO and founder, recently tweeted their latest achievement of reaching their first 1 billion Android downloads mark. He said on his tweet, ?WhatsApp crossed 1B Android downloads. btw our android team is four people + Brian. very small team, very big impact.?

It?s amusing how they managed to get number with just five people on their team. You can clearly see the dedication and effort they have invested on this app.

However, as explained by bgr, people should not get confused by these numbers. It simply indicates that, not all of that 1B downloads are from each individual but instead, other users have also installed WhatsApp on their other Android devices. But if you are wondering about the monthly users, bgr have also reported that, last January, the App announced or claims that they have almost 700 million active monthly users?almost close to a billion there, who knows, maybe they will get another achievement again? Looks like we will just have to wait and find out.

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