Record 63 billion WhatsApp messages sent on New Year's Eve6
WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in a deal that closed in October 2014. The final purchase price was a mind numbing $21 billion. And now, the app has more than 1 billion active monthly users.
The record setting number of messages sent from Whats app on December 31st, 2016 is the perfect way for the messaging app to close out a very eventful year. In April, WhatsApp added end-to-end encryption, and the long awaited ability to send Video Calls launched for all in November. Between those two additions, during the summer WhatsApp added support for animated GIFs.
Considering the growth in the number of WhatsApp subscribers every year, we wouldn't be surprised to see this record broken on New Year's Eve this year.