Record 63 billion WhatsApp messages sent on New Year's Eve

Record 63 billion WhatsApp messages sent on New Year's Eve
Imagine 63 billion messages being sent in one day. That's how many messages were sent on WhatsApp alone this past New Year's Day. By the way, this is a record for the app. This total includes 7.9 billion images and 2.4 billion videos. Consider that back in April, Mark Zuckerberg said at the annual F8 developer conference that Messenger and WhatsApp were combining to send 60 billion messages a day. That was up from 42 billion messages that the pair combined to send on an average day in February.

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.

source: WhatsApp

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