With over 200M monthly users, WhatsApp CEO boasts, “We’re bigger than Twitter”


Gigaom

Global smartphone messaging service WhatsApp confirmed on Tuesday that it has more than 200 million active users of its service every month. CEO Jan Koum refused to be more specific than that, but he did brag that his company has more monthly users than another prominent mobile company.

“We’re bigger than Twitter today,” he said at the Dive into Mobile conference. “More than 200 million active users monthly.”

Those people are also sending a lot of messages: WhatsApp users get 8 billion inbound messages per day and send over 12 billion per day.

The app, which is on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Symbian, came to prominence because it allows cross-platform messaging; it’s like if you could send an iMessage to anyone regardless of the mobile operating system they are using.

Koum said WhatsApp has a global focus and that the app is big everywhere, but he said…

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