February 21, 2020
WhatsApp Now Claims over 2 Billion Users Worldwide

WhatsApp has Surpassed more than 2 Billion Users across the Globe

WhatsApp, the freeware, cross-platform messaging mobile application, now has over 2 billion users on its platform throughout the world…

Super-popular messaging app WhatsApp has revealed it now has more than 2 billion users around the planet. Initially released in January of 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, former employees of Yahoo!, Koum named the app WhatsApp to sound like “what’s up”. Now, it has over two billion users.

WhatsApp Now Claims over 2 Billion Users Worldwide

WhatsApp recently announced it crossed the 2 billion user mark. This makes it the second Facebook subsidiary to reach such a milestone, after the parent company hit the same number back in June of 2017.

WhatsApp debuted eleven years ago and in 2014, Facebook acquired the messaging service for an incredible $19 billion. About three years later, in 2014, the app reached the 1 billion user mark.

“We are excited to share that, as of today, WhatsApp supports more than two billion users around the world. WhatsApp started with the goal of creating a service that is simple, reliable, and private for people to use. Today we remain as committed as when we started, to help connect the world privately and to protect the personal communication of two billion users all over the world.”

Bill Boyles

Bill is a freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.

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