After Facebook, we are all officially addicted to Whatsapp, by the looks of it.

Facebook has just announced in its Q2 2017 earnings report that its instant messenger WhatsApp now has 1 billion users every day. It also stated that WhatsApp Status, its Snapchat Stories clone, has also touched 250 million users a day.





The company has gone on to say that users are sending 55 billion messages and 4.5 billion photos daily. WhatsApp currently supports 60 languages, a factor clearly being taken advantage of as the apps popularity is higher in other parts of the world than in the US. The app had already surpassed 1 billion monthly users in February 2016.

While being an impressive feat in itself, you also have to take into consideration the meteoric number rise in the app. At the start of May this year, WhatsApp Status had 175 million people using the feature. In just under two months, that number has grown by 75 million daily users.In comparison to that, Snapchat only has 166 million daily users, and Instagram Stories registered 200 million daily users in April. Basically, the WhatsApp feature is now more popular than the apps it copied it from.