WhatsApp hits 200 million active users in India

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WhatsApp has hit 200 million monthly active users in India as the Facebook-owned service continues its dominance in developing markets.

India remains the biggest market for WhatsApp, which had 160 million active users in the country last November. Moving forward, Brian Acton, a founder of WhatsApp, said the company will explore ways to contribute to “India’s vision for digital commerce.”

He’s on a one-day trip to the country, where he met India’s IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to talk about ways WhatsApp could further help empower people in rural and poor areas, as well as commercial messaging and mobile payments.

Last year the mobile wallet app Freecharge announced integration with WhatsApp that allows two users to exchange money with them.

“India is a very important country to us, and we’re proud to have 200 million people who use WhatsApp to connect with their friends, family and communities,” Acton said in a press statement.

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