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WhatsApp has more active users than Twitter, CEO says

Over at the AllThingsD Dive Into Mobile conference WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum took to the stage to discuss the app’s position, users and drop a bomb that his app is “bigger than Twitter” when looking at the active monthly users.

Although the two platforms differ in the way the work – Twitter being more of a social network where your tweets are public and WhatsApp being a peer-to-peer messaging service – Jan Koum said WhatsApp has more than 200 million active users a month, thus besting Twitter.

In addition Mr. Koum also shared that his platform is seeing some 8 billion inbound and 12 million outbound messages per day. Considering that there are only 50 engineers working at WhatsApp full-time, this makes for the highest ratio of active users per long-term employee among tech companies.

You can check out the interview here.



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