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Apr 19, 2013

WhatsApp bigger than Twitter: CEO Jan Koum

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Company founder and CEO Jan Koum said that Messaging app “WhatsApp” now has more users than Twitter.

He also said that WhatsApp has more than 200 million monthly active users; these users are generating an average of 8 billion inbound messages and 12 billion outbound messages per day.

WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Nokia, this messenger allows users to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. Since its founding in 2009, it has been providing free service. But WhatsApp is slowly phasing an annual fee of 99 cents.

CEO Jan Koum said "Our goal is to build a sustainable, independent company. We want to build a business, and mobile and messaging is the only thing we do “and ruled-out leaving WhatsApp's policy against running ads.


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