Facebook Messenger Downloaded By half a billion users

Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular instant messaging application for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Facebook Messenger is now used by more than 500 million user all over the world, said the social networking giant Monday.

That’s a massive number, but still half of what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said constitutes a platform in the truest sense.

By comparison, WhatsApp, which Facebook acquired in February 2014 for $19 billion, currently has more than 600 million active users. Instagram, another Facebook property, counts more than 200 million users.

“Today more than 500 million people are using Messenger each month and we’re more committed than ever to make it the best possible messaging experience,” says Facebook’s media release.

According to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, messaging was stripped away from the mobile client to reduce the friction associated with having to tap a few times just to check new messages.

So what do you think ? Are you using Facebook Messenger ?

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