Facebook-owned mobile messaging app, WhatsApp has reached a milestone of 900 million monthly active users. Jan Koum, founder of this messaging app announced on Facebook that the service has reached 900 million monthly active users.
That means it has gained 100 million new ones in less than five months since Koum celebrated reaching 800 million subscribers in April. That number isn’t too far off from its parent company’s either, which announced 1.49 billion as of June this year.
WhatsApp hasn’t disclosed how much money it’s making currently, cause what we know is the company monetizes through a annual subscription fee of $1 a year after its first download. During the first half of 2014, it generated $15 million on a loss of $232.5 million, and no updated numbers have been released since.