WhatsApp has now crossed two billion marks and is now the world’s most popular messaging app. The instant messaging app was acquired by Facebook for a total of 19 billion dollars in 2014.
In 2017, the number of active users reached 1 billion. It also remains free of ads and does not charge its users any fee. Today’s announcement makes. In recent years, WhatsApp has introduced tools for businesses to connect with their customers.
“Strong encryption acts like an unbreakable digital lock that keeps the information you send over WhatsApp secure, helping protect you from hackers and criminals. Messages are only kept on your phone, and no one in between can read your messages or listen to your calls, not even us. Your private conversations stay between you,” WhatsApp wrote in a blog post.
The family of apps (Facebook, Messenger, Instagram or WhatsApp) sees 2.89 billion total monthly users, up 9% year over year. WhatsApp has introduced tools for businesses to connect with their customers.
In an interview, Will Cathcart, CEO of WhatsApp, said “the company’s focus on encryption and privacy communications was “the right model” for messaging, despite the commercial and regulatory complications.”
Unfortunately, over the last year WhatsApp has faced privacy concerns with the app getting hacked on several times. The incidents also included members of the government and CEO Jeff Bezos.
WhatsApp is a commonly used Messaging App in almost every country worldwide. Whatsapp is also very popular in India with over 400 million users. After a successful trial with over 1 million users on WhatsApp Pay, Facebook plans to roll out. The company also plans to bring WhatsApp Pay’s secure version to all of its Indian customers.