Facebook Messenger Now Has More Than A Billion Active Users

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Facebook Messenger has just crossed the one-billion-active-user mark. The app now joins the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook, both owned by Facebook Inc. by the way, in an elite club.

Facebook thanked their billion users in a blog post yesterday, and commemorated the milestone with a special emoji and a video. Facebook Messenger users will also receive a notification when they open their app. Also, just try sending someone a balloon emoji!

In their blog post, Facebook very happily points out that we’re sending 22 million gifs a day, that we’ve played 1.2 billion games of basketball and at least 250 million games of soccer. We’ve also apparently sent our moms 300 million flower stickers and 360 million valentines to our loved ones.