Facebook-owned WhatsApp boasts a billion users

SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook-owned smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has hit the billion-user mark, according to the leading social network’s chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.”One billion people now use WhatsApp,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page.”There are only a few services that connect more than a billion people.” Google’s free email service, Gmail, is the latest of the Internet giant’s offerings to crest the billion-user mark, chief Sundar Pichai said Monday during an earnings call.

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