WhatsApp is continuous expanding its reach in India, recently they have gained 200 Million monthly active users in India. This mark makes India the biggest market of WhatsApp users around the globe. Earlier, WhatsApp had revealed that it had 160 Million users in India in the month of November, which means they have succeeded in adding 40 Million in just 3 months.
Brian Acton, WhatsApp co-founder said,
“India is a very important country to us, and we’re proud to have 200 million people who use WhatsApp to connect with their friends, family, and communities. We build every WhatsApp feature to be simple, reliable, and secure, and this vision is in line with what Digital India promises to achieve”. “We will continue to invest so we can help more people across India, and we hope to contribute more to India’s vision for digital commerce in the future.”
WhatsApp which was earlier launched as a messaging app has expanded its portfolio by voice and video calling, an improved set of emoji’s, two-step verification, and the recently added status messages, similar to Snapchat and Instagram stories.
Recently, Brian Acton met with India’s IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss the ways in which WhatsApp can contribute to India’s vision for digital commerce. The company has already said that it plans to roll out commercial messaging this year for businesses, as it looks to tap into enterprises for monetizing its platform.
After their meeting, R.S. Prasad tweeted,
“Brian Acton, the co-founder of @WhatsApp and a fine mind in the field of information technology met me today. I also appreciated the good role of platforms like @facebook, @WhatsApp are playing in the field of digital empowerment.”