Wednesday July 20, 2016

Facebook Messenger Tops 1B Monthly Users

When Facebook claims that Messenger has one billion monthly users, you have to wonder how many of those users are just the people forced to use the app if they want to read messages while using Facebook on their phone.

"As part of this journey to 1 billion, we focused on creating the best possible experiences in modern day communications. We remain focused on helping connect people to the people and businesses who matter most," said David Marcus, VP of Messenger, in a statement. Facebook released a few more stats too: it now has over 18,000 bots on its Messenger platform, 10 percent of all VoIP calls are apparently made through Messenger and more than 22 million GIFs are sent via Messenger everyday.