WhatsApp now delivers close to 100 billion messages every day, CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared during the latest quarterly earnings call.
WhatsApp had crossed the 100 billion messages a day mark for the first time on New Year’s Eve last year.
During the quarterly earnings call, Zuckerberg shared that 2.5 billion people around the world use one or more Facebook apps every day and there are more than 10 million active advertisers across services.
New Year’s Eve is the day when WhatsApp usually experiences a significant spike in messages and this has been a trend for the past several years. In 2017, WhatsApp saw 63 billion messages sent globally on New Year’s Eve, followed by 75 billion in 2018, and over 100 billion last year. Now, roughly 100 billion messages are delivered every day.
Indeed, a recent report tech research firm, Visual Capitalist indicate that in every minute, over 100 million WhatsApp message are sent.
No other messaging service comes close to the numbers WhatsApp delivers. This is because of its growing user base that crossed the 2 billion mark early this year. According to a report by Statista, WhastApp reached five billion downloads on Android in January this year, making it only the second non-Google app to achieve this milestone.