Facebook has revealed that its Messenger service now has over 1 billion monthly active users worldwide.


Facebook stated that it will celebrate this new milestone in an interesting way:

We're grateful for all the people who are sending billions of messages every day and we hope to send 1 billion thank yous in the form of a new floating balloon gift that everyone can use to celebrate. Just send a balloon emoji to your friends to add a touch of whimsy and delight to any conversation.

Facebook announced in April that Messenger had reached the 900 million monthly user level, which means that the service added over 100 million new active users in just over three months.