At the ongoing Facebook F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg has staked claim on being the ruler of the message space. He announced that users are sending around 60 billion messages on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp every day. This, Zuckerberg says, is almost three times more than SMS. Also Read - WhatsApp is soon to change the way your data is backed up: What it means?Also Read - WhatsApp introduces 'Papa Mere Papa' stickers to celebrate Father's Day: How to download, send?
Zuckerberg said that the Messenger has been one of the fastest growing platforms, even faster than Facebook. It crossed the 800 million mark in January, and earlier this month, it touched the 900 million monthly active users mark. WhatsApp, on the other hand, crossed the billion users mark earlier this year. Also Read - Father’s Day 2021: Here's Best WhatsApp Happy Father’s Day stickers, wishes, GIFs, messages, quotes and more
These numbers are impressive, especially when you compare them to SMS messages — 20 billion. In other words, users are on WhatsApp and Messenger are sending up to three times more messages than SMS every day.
When announcing the 900 million achievement, Facebook introduced scannable codes with the aim of bringing consumers and businesses closer. After all it says, users send up to a billion messages to business in a month. With a similar aim in mind, Zuckerberg today also announced chat bots for the Messenger platform.