WhatsApp, the huge messaging app owned by Facebook, announced on Tuesday that it now has 700 million monthly active users, making it one of the most popular networks on the entire web.
The app, which allows users to send texts without paying for messaging plans through carriers, has reached its new milestone of 700 million active people by adding 100 million users since August.
Facebook acquired WhatsApp for a massive $19 billion in early 2014 and was seen as a way of the largest social network to gain a grasp in new regions. WhatsApp is popular in the Asia region, with India alone boasting a user base of more than 70 million. It’s available cross-platform, and allows users to seamlessly send images, video, and audio media messages. Locations can also be shared through the use of integrated mapping features.