Whatsapp delivers 100 billion messages each day: Zuckerberg
Published: 05:08 PM, 1 November 2020
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg during the latest quarterly earnings call in late October said WhatsApp now delivers close to 100 billion messages every day .
Zuckerberg shared that 2.5 billion people around the world use WhatsApp, and other apps owned by Facebook every day and there are more than 10 million active advertisers across services.
WhatsApp usually experiences a significant spike in messages in the day of New Year's Eve 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. Since then, almost 100 billion messages are now delivered every day.
Earlier in this year, WhatsApp’s user base has crossed the 2 billion mark and there is no other messaging service that is delivering these many messages when compared to the number of this Zuckerberg's messaging platform delivers. 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.