menlo park - One billion people use WhatsApp daily to send messages to family and friends. This made WhatsApp, part of Facebook, known in a blog on Thursday. A year ago, one billion people used WhatsApp every month. Monthly users have increased to 1.3 billion. WhatsApp users send 55 billion messages daily and share 4.5 billion photos and 1 billion videos daily.
In addition to sending messages and sharing photos and videos, WhatsApp is also used for video calling. New this year is the extended status feature, in which users can now share images and videos in their status update. The images in status mode will disappear again after a time, as with Snapchat Stories and Instagram Stories.
'' We are honored that so many people use these new features to maintain contacts and each in their own way, '' report the WhatsApp creators. 'We celebrate this milestone. Meanwhile, we are committed more than ever to offer you more useful features to enjoy in combination with the reliability, simplicity and security you expect from WhatsApp. '