Facebook Messenger claims 1 billion users !
Remember in February, when WhatsApp claimed more than 1 billion users each month. Well, today Facebook is proud to announce that its second messaging service, Messenger, has also broken that record. The Messenger platform has gained more than 100 million active users every three months in 2016. “We remain focused on helping connect people to the people and businesses who matter most. Thank you to everyone who uses Messenger around the world, and we’re looking forward to connecting the next billion” Facebook said in a statement.
Messenger is now the second most popular iOS app of all time… behind Facebook. The messaging app has been downloaded over 1 billion times on Android, and 1 billion messages are sent between people and businesses every month.
To celebrate, Facebook hopes to send 1 billion thank yous in the form of a new floating balloon gift that everyone can use to celebrate. Just send a balloon emoji to your friends to add a touch of whimsy and delight to any conversation. Facebook also states that more than 300 millions flower stickers were sent on Mother’s Day, and more than 360 millon Valentines. Users also send over 22 million GIFs a day, and 17 billion photos to friends every month through Messenger. Who knows now when Facebook Messenger will reach its second billion users.