WhatsApp User-Base Reaches 70 Million in India
There is absolutely no doubt that WhatsApp is one of the most popular messenger services all over the world. Recently in an event, WhatsApp’s Business Development head Neeraj Arora revealed that in India, the user base of the application has grown to 70 million active-users, which is over a 10th of its global users.
“We have 70 million active-users here who use the application at least once a month,” said Arora at the fifth annual INK Conference in Mumbai. He further added to his statement that the total user base for the company is 600 million, including the one bought by Facebook in a $19-billion deal earlier this year.
India is one of the biggest markets for WhatsApp, a application which targets to connect billions. Arora stated that WhatsApp will continue to hold a stand-alone identity even after the Facebook acquisition and will not get merged with the social networking website.
The company also commented that with the team of just 80 people, WhatsApp is already getting benefitted through learnings from the social networking giant. Also, it could have been a pretty good deal if he would have paid some money to buy WhatsApp three years back, Arora stressed upon the fact that the company has grown a lot since then. That time, it would have been in “low tens of million” dollars. The user-base has exponentially grown to 600 million from the 30 million three years ago.