WhatsApp Reached 400 Million Monthly Active Users in India, the instant messaging app confirmed today, reaffirming its gigantic reach in its biggest market. Amitabh Kant, CEO of highly-influential local think-tank Niti Aayog, revealed the new stat at the press conference held by WhatsApp in New Delhi on Thursday. The WhatsApp spokesperson confirmed that the platform indeed had more than 400 million monthly active users in the country. the remarkable revelation comes more than two years after WhatsApp said it had hit 200 million users in India. WhatsApp or Facebook — did not share any India-specific users count in the period in between.
According to a report by TechCrunch, a WhatsApp spokesperson confirmed that the instant messaging service had indeed WhatsApp Reached 400 Million MAU milestone in country. Back in 2017, the Facebook-owned platform had revealed that it had reached 200 million users in India. At the event, Kant also added that the service will reach more a billion users in the next three years.
We aren’t sure whether that could turn out to be true since a study by Cisco says that there will be 800 million smartphone users by 2022. According to Counterpoint Research, India currently has around 450 million smartphone users and it could reach 700 million by 2022. WhatsApp is also planning to publicly launch its payment service WhatsApp Pay in the country. Currently, not everyone has access to the feature within the existing app.