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Gmail and WhatsApp each have more than 1 billion active monthly users

Gmail WhatsApp Billion Users

Not many companies can brag with such successful apps, but Google and Facebook are no ordinary online services providers. Both Gmail and WhatsApp have more than one billion users each, meaning that one person in seven uses one of the two services.

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During its quarterly earnings call for Q4 2015, Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed that Gmail has more than one billion monthly users. That means Google got at least 100 million new users since last May when it announced Gmail had a customer base of 900 million. As The Verge reports, Gmail is Google’s seventh service that tops the $1 billion mark, after Search, Chrome, Android, Google Play, Maps and YouTube.

Facebook, on the other hand, has only two products with more than one billion users, including the Facebook and WhatsApp. The company announced on Monday afternoon that more than one billion customers get on WhatsApp each month. Comparatively, Facebook’s other chat app, Facebook Messenger, only has north of 800 million users. Finally, Instagram has more than 400 million users.

“That’s nearly one in seven people on Earth who use WhatsApp each month to stay in touch with their loved ones, their friends and their family,” WhatsApp said. ” But now, it’s back to work – because we still have another 6 billion people to get on WhatsApp, and a long way left to go.”

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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