This infographic by ShopOnLess sheds some 47 facts and figures on WhatsApp that will keep you in the know about the world’s most popular instant messenger.
Started in 2009, WhatsApp has around 800 million active users to date. You probably knew that already, heh? But did you know though that an estimated 27% of the internet’s selfies are shared via the instant messaging platform or that India is the company’s most active demographic, representing 10% of its users.
Oh, and it only has 55 employees.
Last year, WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook for a hefty US$19-billion — the same company that refused the co-founders, Jan Koum and Brian Acton, jobs at the blue social media giant six years earlier. To give you an idea of how valuable WhatsApp is, it’s estimated to be worth more than NASA’s annual budget.