WhatsApp Tops 800M MAUs

Facebook-owned cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp continued its growth surge, topping 800 million monthly active users late last week.

WhatsAppiPhone650Facebook-owned cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp continued its growth surge, topping 800 million monthly active users late last week.

Facebook director and WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum announced the milestone in a Facebook post late Friday, writing (unedited):

WhatsApp — now serving 800,000,000 monthly active users. Reminder for the press out there: active and registered users are not the same thing

The news of 800 million MAUs for WhatsApp illustrates its steady growth, following other recent milestones:

Readers: Can WhatsApp maintain this momentum?