WhatsApp has announced that they are now hitting over 400 million people per month. This means that WhatsApp has hit 100 million new active users in the past four months.
“When we say that you made this possible, we mean it. WhatsApp has just 50 employees, and most of us are engineers. We?ve arrived at this point without spending a dollar on targeted ads or big marketing campaigns. We?re here because of all the people who share their WhatsApp stories with co-workers, friends, and loved ones ? stories we love to hear,” said WhatsApp in a blog post.
In the blog post, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum gave a few examples of how the company is making a difference in the world.
1.) A woman from New Zealand moved to South America to complete her PhD. During the week before she left to go back home, she met a man. WhatsApp helps them stay in touch without hurting their wallet. “WhatsApp has allowed them to feel closer than ever.”
2.) There is a British woman that runs a charity in Uganda. Her team on the ground uses WhatsApp to send daily reports, photos, and videos of the children that they are helping.
3.) Doctors in India are using WhatsApp to send electrocardiogram pictures of patients who?ve suffered heart attacks, saving valuable time and potentially lives.
4.) In the mountains of Madrid, WhatsApp has been used by rescuers to help locate and save lost hikers.