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Feb 13 2020

Whatsapp Announced It Now Has Two Billion Users Worldwide



Popular Messaging App WhatsApp has achieved a big place. Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has announced that it has more than 2 billion users worldwide. In the case of active users, WhatsApp is now behind Facebook, which has 2.4 billion users. WhatsApp revealed 2 years ago that its number of users is 1.5 billion. In June 2017, Facebook's users crossed 2 billion. However, WhatsApp has not confirmed how many users it currently has in India. In July last year, the number of WhatsApp users in India reached 400 million and India is the largest market for WhatsApp.



WhatsApp is at the top in the instant messaging market, with 2 billion users worldwide, WhatsApp is at the top in the instant messaging market. At the same time, most of WhatsApp's competing WeChat users are in China. A year ago, WeChat had 1 billion users. In this case, WeChat is currently far behind WhatsApp in terms of number of users. The number of users of another Telegram competitor of WhatsApp was 300 million in October last year. According to a report, the total number of users of phone-based over-the-top (OTT) messaging platforms can reach 3 billion by 2022.



2 billion users connected in 10 years

WhatsApp started in 2009. After this there has been a steady increase in the number of WhatsApp users year after year. In April 2014, the number of active WhatsApp users worldwide was 50 crores, which reached 60 crores by August 2014. The company told in February 2017 that now 120 crore people all over the world are connecting with their friends and family through WhatsApp. In December 2017, this figure increased to 150 crores and according to the latest data, the number of WhatsApp users worldwide has increased to 2 billion in February 2020.



'No compromise with security'

WhatsApp said in a blog post, "We are very excited to share that WhatsApp supports over two billion users worldwide." Emphasizing encryption in its global announcement, WhatsApp has said that strong encryption is a necessity in modern life. WhatsApp has said that it will not compromise the security, as it will make people less secure. The company said in a statement, "Personal conversation was once possible only face-to-face, but now it can be in long distance through instant chat and video calling."



WhatsApp has said that strong encryption acts as a never-ending digital lock, which protects information sent to WhatsApp from users. Also, protects them from hackers and criminals.

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