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China’s flirty Momo app quickly doubles user-base, now chats up 80 million people

China’s flirty Momo app quickly doubles user-base, now chats up 80 million people

The China-made find-and-flirt app Momo has reached 80 million registered users. It’s another big milestone for the app since it launched in September 2011. That number has doubled in the past four months.

Momo founder Tang Yan also revealed on his Weibo page that the app now has 39 million monthly active users, and 13 million who are active daily. That’s a fairly standard proportion of active users considering its 80 million registered user-base. The flirting app sees half a billion messages sent per day (including group chats), and it now has 1.4 million groups. Those groups stem from its local listings and check-in feature, when the app first broadened its horizons from being simply about dating.

Last week, Momo unveiled social gaming integration so that its users can play mobile games against one another. Tang Yan says that the first game to work with that new system has already been downloaded two million times.

Momo got $40 million in funding in August 2012, with much of that rumored to be from e-commerce titan Alibaba.

(Hat-tip to Huxiu for spotting this)

(Editing by Paul Bischoff)

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