Over 100 Billion Messages Were Exchanged On WhatsApp On New Year's Eve - TECH FOE

Over 100 Billion Messages Were Exchanged On WhatsApp On New Year's Eve




WhatsApp is a very popular messaging app with over 1.5 billions users using it for communication on a daily basis. Every New Year's eve, WhatsApp do record large amount of messages and media exchanged by users of its platform. However, messages exchanged on New Year's eve has been the biggest since its decade of existence.

The Facebook owned messaging service has revealed that over 100 billion messages were shared on its platform on New Year's eve. Of the messages exchanged, about 12 billion of the messages were images, with Indian users accounting for over 20 billion messages exchanged that night.

This number of messages is a record-breaking volume, and is the highest number of messages exchanged in a single day. The five most popular WhatsApp features that were used throughout the New Year eve includes: text messaging, status, picture messaging, calling and voice notes.


Ten years ago, WhatsApp launched on iPhone in August, 2019 but later expanded to Android one year later. WhatsApp Web arrived January 2015 and a year later made the web app available for users.

"It's been 10 years since we started WhatsApp!," the Facebook owned messaging app said in a blog post. "Over the paste decade, we've heard from people across the globe who are using  WhatsApp to stay in touch with their loved ones, connect with their communities, and build businesses. These stories continue to inspire us, and to celebrate this milestone, we're looking back at some of our biggest moments over the years."

With WhatsApp's ever growing popularity, all thanks to its end-to-end encryption and free service, it is expected that the Facebook owned company will reach 2 billion users.

"We're excited to continue building features that makes WhatsApp even more simple and reliable for everyone. Thank you to all of our users around the world for coming with us on this journey," WhatsApp added.

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