Facebook’s Messenger has more than 1 billion users. Just two years after its spilt from main Facebook app, it is seated on the world’s top three apps. It’s been four years since the company launched its Messenger application, and finally brought 1 billion active users.

 Facebook Messenger became one of the leading platforms to connect with the people and businesses. According to the company research, FB Messenger involves in playing games, sending payments, sharing jokes, etc. which stood among top reasons for the recent milestone. Facebook released a new emoji in celebration of its new milestone. A new floating balloon emoji could be a gift that users can send to their contacts to celebrate the moment. Beginning this year, Messenger added a new option. Now, users can seek an answer to a question over chat boxes.

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 FB Messenger now stood second in the most popular iOS app segment. Its Facebook app in the first, dominating globally with 1.5 billion active users monthly. Whatsapp, the messaging service owned by Facebook in 2014, stood in the third position.

 The company expressed its gratitude towards all the people who are using Messenger. “We know that every message is important to you — no matter what you want to say — and our team is committed to building experiences you love and to making all the interactions in your life easier no matter who you are communicating with. Thank you for using Messenger and being part of our one-billion-strong community,” said Facebook. “As part of this journey to one 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,” added David Marcus, Vice President, Messenger.

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 It is reported that Facebook made a platform for 10% of VoIP calls globally. Instagram, facebook’s photo-sharing service noticed a decent gain with more than 500 million users. According to Facebook, more than 1 billion messages, 17 billion photos, more than 4000 stickers are being sent between people each month through the messenger app, doubling over the past year.

Ever since the messenger was launched, over 18,000 chat bots were signed up with more than 23000 developers for assisting users.


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