Both WhatsApp and Gmail top 1 billion users



Facebook and Google both just reached a significant milestone. Google\’s Gmail and Facebook\’s WhatsApp both claim more than 1 billion monthly active users, the companies announced Monday.

News of both milestones came at nearly the exact same time. Gmail\’s milestone was announced during Alphabet\’s Q4 earnings call, with WhatsApp\’s news coming just minutes later.

Though neither update is surprising — both services have been quickly approaching the 1 billion user mark — that both apps would announce their new stats almost simultaneously highlights the increasing competition among tech companies to put out what many view as vanity stats Read more…

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