PHNOM PENH, Feb. 2 (FN) —Mark Zuckerberg has announced that it now has 1 billion users on its mobile messaging platform.

Mark Zuckerberg said One billion people now use WhatsApp. Congrats to Jan, Brian and everyone who helped reach this milestone!

WhatsApp's community has more than doubled since joining Facebook. We've added the ability for you to call loved ones far away. We've dropped the subscription fee and made WhatsApp completely free. Next, we're going to work to connect more people around the world and make it easier to communicate with businesses.

There are only a few services that connect more than a billion people. This milestone is an important step towards connecting the entire world.

The company claims that people share 42 billion messages per day on WhatsApp, as well as 1.6 billion photos and 250 million videos daily.

WhatsApp was founded in 2009 by former employees of Yahoo, Mr. Rian Acton and Jan Koum.On 19 February 2014, Mark Zuckberberg bought for $19billion, Mr. Jan Koum is CEO.