Facebook has officially announced that the Facebook Messenger app has now hit the one billion users mark. Way back in the 2014, the Messenger app had only 200 million users. However, the Messenger app has grown rapidly ever since Facebook announced that its Messenger app would be mandatory to install with the Facebook mobile app for all users. Back in April, this year, Facebook Messenger had 900 million users and now it has grown to hit a huge user-base of 1 billion.
The social networking giant thanked its users on the occasion via a message on the Facebook Newsroom:
“People use Messenger to connect with the people and businesses they care most about. They make plans, share dreams, send payments, tell jokes, play games, let their loved ones know they’re thinking of them and much, much more. Today we are announcing that more than 1 billion people now use Facebook Messenger every month, making Messenger one of only a handful of apps worldwide that touch so many lives.
We’re grateful for all the people who are sending billions of messages every day and we hope to send 1 billion thank yous in the form of a new floating balloon gift that everyone can use to celebrate. Just send a balloon emoji to your friends to add a touch of whimsy and delight to any conversation.”