Even so, WhatsApp has just published a tweet on its official account celebrating its twelfth anniversary and boasting figures, as it is still by far the most used instant messaging application worldwide.
Despite criticism, WhatsApp remains the king
WhatsApp has just published a tweet on its official account where it celebrates its 12 years of existence boasting figures unattainable for the competition.
Let’s remember a little of the history of this messaging application: WhatsApp was founded by former Yahoo employees Brian Acton and Jan Koum in February 2009 and was originally designed to allow the exchange of statuses between its users. But it soon evolved into a more complete messaging application, which prompted Facebook to buy it in February 2014.
More than two billion users turn to WhatsApp each month to send 100 billion messages and to connect more than one billion calls each day. We are and will continue to be committed to your privacy with end-to-end encryption. Always and forever. Happy 12 years WhatsApp! pic.twitter.com/a61wqDassg
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) February 24, 2021
The following year, WhatsApp added voice calls in its app, extended it to video calls in November 2016, and finally, included group calls and video calls in August 2018.
In this tweet where the messaging app celebrates its 12 years of existence, it boasts impressive figures: two billion monthly active users sending 100 billion messages and making more than 1 billion calls a day.