WhatsApp now boasts over 400 million active monthly users

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WhatsApp is one of the fastest growing messaging services on the market and their latest user count backs up that claim. The company announced the addition of 100 million active monthly users in the past four months alone, bringing the...

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In a blog post on the matter, co-founder Jan Koum highlighted the fact they surpassed the 400 million milestone without spending a single dollar on targeted ads or big marketing campaigns. Instead, they arrived at this point because of the people that have shared their WhatsApp stories with co-workers, friends and loved ones.
More proof that ads are a waste of time promoting products not worth having. The products worth having will sell themselves. Ads are a disgrace and an absolute annoyance in my backside. Just knowing they have succeeded this way almost makes me want to join in.
After that, you’ll need to fork over just $0.99 per year to continue using the service.
So if I sent them just 10 bucks, I'd likely be good for the entire life of the app? Who knows, maybe Whatsapp will last longer than 10 years.


"The products worth having will sell themselves."

Try telling that to some kid fresh out of school with a marketing degree.