Two internet giant companies, Facebook and Google, has announced that each one of their service has reached the 1 billion monthly active users mark.
Gmail which is owned by Google, has been in existence for a few years now. Sometime in may 2014, the Gmail android app hit the one billion install mark on play-store after been announced as the most popular email service.
2 days ago being February 1st, 2016, Google announced that Gmail now has 1 billion monthly active users and this was announced via Twitter accompanied by a video portraying the new milestone.
Thanks a billion for helping us make Gmail better and better!https://t.co/Rd82YqwGjl
— Gmail (@gmail) February 1, 2016
Interestingly, Facebook also announced that WhatsApp has joined the 1 billion active monthly users club. Unlike Gmail, WhatsApp reached the 1 billion install mark on the play store in March last year.
WhatsApp over the years, has grown to become one of the most widely used messaging service as the company announced 900 million monthly active users in September last year. While the messaging service went completely free a few weeks back, it has attained the milestone of 1 billion monthly active users.
Big ups to WhatsApp and Gmail. And oh, in related news, Apple isn’t the most valued company anymore (at least for now). Google’s Parent Company, Alphabet is currently the most valued company in the world now.