WhatsApp hits new record for messages handled in one day

WhatsApp hits new record for messages handled in one day
WhatsApp, the world's most popular messaging app, has revealed that the service hit a new record by processing 64 billion messages in one day.

There were 20 billion messages sent and 44 billion messages received by WhatsApp users. The company explains that the numbers are so skewed because group messages are included, which can include many people either receiving or sending one message but having it viewed by many.

The service was recently acquired by social networking giant Facebook in a deal that is worth up to $19 billion, one of the largest acquisitions in the tech space, ever.

Growth appears to be very strong for WhatsApp, who announced 10 months ago that it was processing 27 billion messages per day. The service is likely to announce soon that it has surpassed 500 million monthly active users, as it adds voice calls and other features.

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Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 2 Apr 2014 20:39
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  • hearme0

    I don't get the fascination about this. Not sure what it does outside of what the phone can do without the app.

    Then again, I haven't owned a cell phone in 8 months and don't deal in apps but this one seems like it draws massively on data so I guess one would essentially need unlimited data.

    Either way.....LAME!

    Peeps rely too much on mobile communications.

    2.4.2014 20:53 #1

  • Maenad

    I live outside the US, so SMS is capped with charges for going over, so Whatsapp and BBM are the major apps being used for texting here. Also, with whatsapp, I am able to send unlimited texts to family (who also have whatsapp) in the US.

    3.4.2014 18:29 #2

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