While speaking during an interview, Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that its Facebook Messenger app that was launched as an IM client for Facebook users has now surpassed 700 million registrations. We must clarify that he only mentions registrations here and not active users, so those figures could be different.
But this goes to show that a large number of Facebook users have tried the Messenger application to chat with their loved ones and the number could only grow over the coming days. Only in March, Messenger was said to have breached the 600 million mark, so this new revelation essentially tells us that Facebook has added 100 million users in a matter of 2-3 months.
The Facebook Messenger app on Android has crossed the 1 billion downloads mark, which doesn’t give us a good idea of the total number of users as download metrics are calculated slightly differently. The only other messaging app that has more users than Facebook Messenger is WhatsApp (owned by Facebook) with 800 million users said to be active on the platform.