In the latest milestone, Facebook has now announced that it has crossed the 1.2 billion mark for users on its Facebook Messenger service. The social media network has filled another 200 million users in just eight months which now makes Facebook Messenger almost on par with WhatsApp with over 1.2 billion users.
Facebook’s head of Messenger, David Marcus said in a Facebook post – “We now have over 1.2 billion people actively using Messenger every month. And I keep on hearing powerful stories about how our product is becoming a more important part of your daily lives. So from all of us here at Messenger, a heartfelt thank you to all of you for giving us a chance to build something good and more meaningful for you.”
The last time Facebook Messenger covered a userbase of 200 million (from 800 million to 1 billion) was done in six months, claims a report from TechCrunch. Facebook Messenger has come a mile from being a mere social media messaging platform. The company is trying to add on features rigorously which has often lead to the accusations of Facebook copying a lot of them from its competitors. The social media giant recently introduced Facebook Messenger Day which was yet another attempt to counter Snapchat. It brings the ability to share photos and videos with your friends for just 24 hours after which the shared content will disappear accordingly.
Moreover, Facebook also last month introduced the ability to share your location live with your friends. Also, the social media giant brought the famous Facebook Reactions to its Messenger platform as well. Besides, we also got group payments integration into the Messenger, however, it is yet to land in India.