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Sunday, 4 February 2018

WhatsApp has revealed some new major news which proves why it's become so popular

If there was any question about the success of WhatsApp this latest news proves just how popular it's become.

In a recent earnings call, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the WhatsApp service now has 1.5 billion monthly active users.
What is probably even more impressive is that these record number of users send a staggering 60 billion messages every day.
Facebook bought WhatsApp back in 2014 for $19 billion (£13.4billion) and that investment appears to have been worth every penny.

Along with WhatsApp success, Zuckerberg also revealed that Facebook-owned Instagram is now the most popular Story-sharing product in the world.

According to TechCrunch, Instagram Stories now has around 300 million daily active users, that’s compared to some 178 million who opt for rival service Snapchat.
The news of these huge numbers comes as WhatsApp recently revealed another record.

The messaging firm said it saw 75 billion messages sent across the service on New Year’s Eve.
That number eclipses any other day in WhatsApp’s history with the previous record of 65 million on New Year’s Eve 2016 well and truly smashed.

WhatsApp says that of the 75 billion messages sent, 13 billion were photos and five billion included videos.

As well as WhatsApp having a record night, its owners Facebook also revealed some big statistics.
In a blog posted on their website, Product Manager, Erin Connolly, revealed that Facebook Live saw a huge increase in activity.

“The night topped last year’s live broadcast activity, with people sharing 47% more live videos than last year,” he said.
“People were excited to count down to 2018 with friends — wherever they were.

“We saw more than 3 times as many broadcasts with a friend on New Year’s Eve compared to an average day in December, making it the biggest day so far for Live With.”

In other WhatsApp news the firm has just pushed-out a substantial update to the iPhone version of its hugely-successful messaging app.
On the iTunes App Store, the description for the new update revealed that it contained “Bug Fixes”.
However, that description undersells the WhatsApp update, which contains a number of nifty fixes and features.

The new version of WhatsApp on iOS – version 2.18.2 – has added support for Apple's in-vehicle connectivity system, CarPlay.
Until now, WhatsApp access was only possible via Siri while driving.


Source - Express.co.uk

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