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WhatsApp Two Billion Users — Connecting the World Privately
What you need to know
- Now, there are over 2 billion active WhatsApp users across the globe.
- WhatsApp is only the second app to have crossed the 2 billion users milestone
- In June 2017, Facebook had reached the 2 billion active users milestone
Facebook-owned message app WhatsApp today revealed it now has over two billion active users worldwide. Until now, Facebook was the only app to have crossed the milestone of 2 billion users.
In July 2017 WhatsApp hit a milestone of 1 billion active users. 7 months later, the popular messaging app announced that it had crossed 1.5 billion active monthly users. Whatsapp’s largest market in India, where it has over 400 million users.
WhatsApp, which started with the aim of privately connecting the world 11 years ago, was purchased by Facebook for $19 billion in 2014. Facebook had disclosed in its latest earnings call late January that about 2.26 billion people use at least one of its app families every day, which includes WhatsApp.
In its article announcing the achievement, WhatsApp has reiterated its support for solid end-to-end encryption to protect the privacy of its users. WhatsApp claims it won’t compromise on protection, as it would make its users less secure on its app.
No matter where they are, mothers and fathers will meet their loved ones. Brothers and sisters can share those important moments. Coworkers can collaborate with each other and companies can expand by comfortably communicating with their clients.
Private conversations that once were only possible face-to-face can now take place via instant chats and video calling over great distances. There are so many significant and memorable moments going on over WhatsApp and we’re humbled and proud to cross that milestone.
Every private message sent using the WhatsApp is protected by default with end-to-end encryption. Good encryption works like an unbreakable digital lock that keeps WhatsApp information secure and helps protect you from hackers and criminals.
In modern life, strong encryption is a must. We are not going to compromise on security, as that will make people less safe. For even greater defense, we collaborate with global security experts, employ industry-leading technologies to avoid abuse, as well as include checks and ways to report issues — without sacrificing data privacy.
WhatsApp began with the goal of creating a fast, secure, and private service for people to use. Today remain as dedicated as when began to help privately link the globe and secure the personal contact of two billion users worldwide.