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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6 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I wonder why WhatsApp's owner decided to sell it to Facebook in 2014... The person might well regret selling it, in future... as the number of users on WhatsApp do not seize to grow on a monthly basis.

2. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

All in hindsight now.

3. TheOracle1

Posts: 2299; Member since: May 04, 2015

Well they still work there and run the company so they'll be getting their bonuses down the road anyway.

4. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

its 21 billion dollars..... the nerve of this guy.

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Out of that billions, I contributed about 3-4 maybe.

6. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

A total of 9 messages per person

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