The announcement was made in annual F8 developer conference.
After imitating Snapchat Stories in early 2017, WhatsApp has garnered 450 million daily active users. In last year itself, WhatsApp eclipsed the daily users of Snapchat by the month of May. At present, WhatsApp has a total user base of 1.5 billion, which is clearly more than Snapchat and Instagram. According to a report by Statista, WhatsApp has also surpassed the monthly active users of Facebook Messenger.
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