Record breaking 64 billion messages sent through Whatsapp in just one day

Saqib Shah
April 2, 2014

Whatsapp  announced today  that it had reached a new record for messages sent in a single day. And it’s a whopping figure.

The  popular messaging client for iOS  and Android took to Twitter to break the news. Whatsapp stated that with 20 billion outgoing messages and 44 incoming messages handled in a single 24-hour period, the grand total came out to 64 billion.

Here’s a little perspective on that number:  Instagram recently announced that its users had posted 20 billion photos  to the service. However, that was not a statistic for one day but the total number of photos shared in the history of the network.

That means that in one day, Whatsapp handled over three times as many requests as Instagram has since it launched three years ago.

That $19 billion acquisition by Facebook doesn’t seem so extravagant now, does it?


About the Author

Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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