WhatsApp is now used by one in every eight people on the planet
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WhatsApp now has a billion users actively using the app everyday. The messaging app which was acquired by Facebook jumped from a billion users in a month , to a billion users in a day in just a year. That's one in every eight people on the planet.

WhatsApp has become omnipresent of sorts. It offers a versatile array of features like sharing photos, videos, documents to sending voice messages, video calling, apart from the emoji-filled texting. It virtually offers everything you need to communicate with anyone and all you need is a phone number and a working internet connection. It's no wonder people have come onboard like anything.

The super high user numbers also points out the fact that WhatsApp is extremely easy to use. It's not just the internet-savvy millennials who are using it, but even the late adopters. It doesn't take much to learn to use the app.

The Evolution of Social Media: How did we get here in the last 20 years

WhatsApp now has a billion users actively using the app everyday. The messaging app which was acquired by Facebook jumped from a billion users in a month, to a billion users in a day in just a year. That’s one in every eight people in the planet.

However, with more users on board, WhatsApp has also become an echo chamber of fake news. People who are perhaps new to the app are falling for convincingly worded messages intended to incite a reaction. WhatsApp forwards have become a dreaded thing.

Also important is the way WhatsApp has penetrated every facet of our lives. It's often our go to means of communication. Both formal and informal. That speaks of the dominance Facebook has in our lives. Together with Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram, Facebook is the platform where we are communicating digitally.

The Evolution of Social Media: How did we get here in the last 20 years

WhatsApp now has a billion users actively using the app everyday. The messaging app which was acquired by Facebook jumped from a billion users in a month, to a billion users in a day in just a year. That’s one in every eight people in the planet.