Mobile messaging service WhatsApp is now used by a billion people every month, Facebook has reported.
The Facebook-owned app now outperforms the social network’s own Messenger mobile app, which has 800 million monthly users.
The company said 42 billion messages and 250 million videos were sent over WhatsApp daily.
Since the service was acquired by Facebook in 2014 it has gone from strength to strength, with 42 billion texts and 250 million videos being sent by the service each day.
The lack of usage fees is a massive selling point for WhatsApp, and mobile users have flocked to the service, especially when speaking to people internationally.
Despite the dominance of WhatsApp in many markets, it still isn’t hugely prominent in China and South Korea, where local players such as WeChat and Kakao Talk are used most readily.