We are talking about a beastly amount, only available to Facebook itself or Youtube. Associated chat service has evolved independently and has become the most used media rivaling one on one with WhatsApp, which ironically belongs to the same owner.
Every day millions of messages from Facebook messenger, a goal reached at a prodigious rate just five years after its debut is sent.
The growth rate has been almost constant. Each month sent photos 17,000 million, 1000 million messages. Stickers 380 million and 22 million GIFs each day. 10% of the VoIP calls are made through Messenger. And the future is open, for now we have 18,000 bots on that platform.
The other alternative to Facebook Messenger is a lot of distance. To give some examples Line has only 218 million Snapchat 150 million daily users. Even WeChat, the most popular application in China is far behind with 762 million. And watch out , because it is a market that still Facebook has failed to enter if not the numbers would be even more overwhelming.
SMS is the true rival to beat by these messaging applications. We'll see how it evolves over the next few years, it seems hard to believe that it can continue to grow but the numbers of Facebook do not seem to ceiling.