WhatsApp, A popular instant messaging app owned by Facebook, The company’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, said on Thursday’s quarterly earnings call that the company now sends approximately 100 billion messages a day.
From a certain perspective, on New Year’s Eve, users exchanged 100 billion messages on WhatsApp. That day was the day when WhatsApp attracted the most users, and you may remember that the service has usually failed in the past few years. (No interruption on New Year̵
At this point, WhatsApp is only competing with itself. Facebook Messenger As of early 2016, WhatsApp and WhatsApp are used to exchange 60 billion messages every day. Apple CEO Tim Cook said in May that the usage of iMessage and FaceTime hit a record high, but did not share specific figures. When Apple last shared this number, it lags far behind WhatsApp’s usage rate (podcast) at the time. WeChat, which has more than 1 billion users, also lags behind in its daily mail volume.
The then CEO Jan Koum revealed at the event that in early 2014, WhatsApp was used to exchange about 50 billion texts every day.
At the time, WhatsApp had less than 500 million users. WhatsApp now has more than 2 billion users, and at least in India (the largest market by user), its popularity surpasses all other smartphone apps (including the large blue apps).
“This year, all of us rely on messaging more than ever to keep up with our loved ones and complete business,” WhatsApp head Will Cathcart tweeted.
Sadly, this is all the updates the company shared on WhatsApp today. When WhatsApp expects to resume its payment service in Brazil, and when it plans to launch its payment service in India (testing the service in the country began in 2018) remains a mystery.
“We are proud of WhatsApp is able to send about 100B messages every day, and we are excited about the way forward. “Cathcart said.