WhatsApp processes record 27 billion messages in one day

WhatsApp processes record 27 billion messages in one day
Yep, you read that right: WhatsApp has processed a record 27 billion messages in one day. That's an incredibly impressive number, and it also happens to be a record for the company. WhatsApp has been the go-to cross-platform messaging service recently, and has really been gaining more and more steam with users who are leaving BlackBerry, but still have friends on the platform, because it is one of the few options that still supports older BB versions.

WhatsApp says that there were 10 billion incoming messages and 17 billion outgoing messages processed in one 24 hour period. That makes for 27 billion total messages, which beats the old record of 18 billion, which was set on New Years Eve 2012. The incoming and outgoing message totals are not even, according to WhatsApp, because the outgoing message total gets inflated by group message.

It's hard to say how the number stacks up to other messaging platforms, because few others really give out those numbers. We had heard recently that BBM is processing about 10 billion messages a day by its 60 million users. WhatsApp recently said that it has 200 million active monthly users, but has not said how many total registered users are on the platform.

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13 Comments

1. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Google buy now buy this app make it waze map and goog map

2. htc_evo_3d

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

google and apple doesnt need to buy every single company out there. google should concentrate on its own hangout app. let watsapp be watsapp..

8. Daftama

Posts: 641; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Agree but hang out ia going no where

10. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I've used what's app since day 1 and started using Google hangouts as well. The last update really fixed a lot of bugs and has two great features what's app doesn't share which is the ability to use in multiple devices and the video calling. It all comes down to preferences and I would like Google to stick to their own app and leave me with more options.

3. ncarlosmiguel

Posts: 206; Member since: May 14, 2013

In my country, WeChat is very popular.

4. mamba

Posts: 18; Member since: May 13, 2013

Its my bread and butter...

5. smacsteve

Posts: 86; Member since: May 16, 2012

I've tried this app as a replacement to the group messaging app GroupMe and I was very disappointed in it and didn't see what the fuss was all about.

6. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

So, my question is WHY?! Was there some event everyone had to text about (remember the old record was set New Year's Eve)?

7. BBGrind

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

BBM would be going Cross platform later this summer to iOS & Andriod and is the best ever messaging platform. So would be seeing less and less of whatsapp and the others.

11. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

If they did this three years ago they would be untouchable. They would have to make it crazy good to get people away from what they are used to.

9. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

whatsapp rules! its by far the main IM app in India. Although wechat is rising strongly, it still lacks some features of whatsapp..

12. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

wechat and line took a nice bump in popularity when what's app was starting to charge people.

13. antifanboy14

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

I prefer LINE and kik, but I guess WhatsApp is what's hot right now.

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