Whatsapp has over 2 billion users now

by Aron Harding

Almost 11 years after its foundation, Facebook subsidiary Whatsapp surpassed 2 billion users. This means that roughly every fourth person on the planet is active on the platform.

Most recently, Whatsapp had bad news. A serious security hole in the desktop client of Whatsapp showed up. In the past year, the number of reported security gaps with the chat service has risen sharply. In addition, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos was hacked via a Whatsapp vulnerability.

WhatsApp surpassed 2 billion users

Obviously, none of this prevented users from giving up on Whatsapp. Almost 11 years after it was founded, the chat service, which now belongs to the Facebook group, now reports that the number of users it has exceeded the 2 billion mark.

In the beginning of 2016, Whatsapp had 1 billion users for the first time, two years later there were 1.5 billion. On the other hand, Facebook announced 2.5 billion users at the end of January this year.

Whatsapp emphasized security

When you send a message with WhatsApp, it encrypts it from end-to-end by default. But still, the platform had problems. With the announcement, the company emphasized security and told it was important to protect the service after the security vulnerability reports in the past days and weeks.

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