World’s most popular messaging app has shattered all messaging records as its users sent about 75 billion messages in a single day on New Year’s Eve. Previous record of 63 billion messages in a single day was also set on New Year’s Eve in 2016.
According to a statement by WhatsApp, 75 billion messages include more than 5 billion videos and 13 billion images sent worldwide. WhatsApp has about 1.3 billion monthly active users and nearly 300 million daily active users.
Despite being down for a few hours, WhatsApp easily managed to break the previous record by a good 12 billion messages.
According to WhatsApp spokesperson, the app was back online after an hour, however, there are reports that the app was down for more than 2 hours in several areas of the world on New Year’s Eve.
The never-decreasing popularity of WhatsApp also has to do some of the new features that the company introduced. The Facebook-owned messaging app introduced various updates over the year including:
- Deleting sent messages from receiver’s side,
- New status update,
- Stories (Snapchat clone though),
- Live location sharing