WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms, delivering billions of messages every day. By sharing statistics, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in his earnings announcement that around 100 billion messages are being delivered every day. According to him, on New Year’s Eve last year, WhatsApp recorded 100 billion messages per day.
Zuckerberg announced that there are 2.5 billion people around the world who use WhatsApp and other Facebook apps daily, with 10 million active advertisers via the service. Keep in mind that messages are mainly delivered on New Year’s Eve and are usually the day most used for WhatsApp. Reporting the massive increase in messaging, Zuckerberg said the trend has been around for years. On New Year’s Eve 2017, the platform sent 63 billion messages via WhatsApp across the country. Likewise, in 2018 and 2019, 75 billion messages were sent daily through WhatsApp, delivering more than 100 billion messages. Since then, nearly 100 billion messages have been delivered daily.
With WhatsApp’s user base of over 1 billion, no other messaging service offers so many messages compared to WhatsApp offers. In a report highlighted in January this year, Statista is the second non-Google app to achieve this feat, with WhatsApp downloads reaching 5 billion on Android.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp introduced many features this year. This will make people’s experience smoother. Among many, the company offers users a mute feature that allows them to mute chat alerts. Apart from this, WhatsApp is also testing a new service that allows users to join missed calls.