WhatsApp, the favored instantaneous messaging app, on Thursday introduced that it has accomplished 12 years of its journey. While asserting its 12th anniversary, the Facebook-owned firm revealed that it handles multiple billion calls every day. WhatsApp debuted again in February 2009 and was initially designed to permit sharing of statuses between its customers. It, nevertheless, expanded and developed to grow to be a full-fledged messaging resolution and ultimately began to interchange conventional voice and video calls. The app additionally permits customers to make funds and ship stickers. It has additionally of late been criticised for its up to date privateness coverage that’s scheduled to be applied on May 15.
Through a tweet posted on Thursday, WhatsApp introduced the completion of 12 years. The tweet talked about a number of the beforehand introduced statistics, together with the person base of more than two billion monthly active users that sends 100 billion messages. However, it additionally talked about that the app, identified for its instantaneous messaging expertise, connects multiple billion calls every day.
WhatsApp added voice calling help to its app again in February 2015 and expanded that to video calling in November 2016. It additionally additional enhanced the expertise by enabling group voice and video calling help in August 2018.
Apart from calling, WhatsApp provides options together with funds and sharing of stickers and GIFs to serve customers as a one-stop instantaneous messaging resolution.
Co-founded by former Yahoo workers Brian Acton and Jan Koum again in 2009, WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in February 2014. The acquisition by the social media large has helped the messaging app to scale additional. However, it additionally raised questions on WhatsApp’s privateness and the way it’s sharing person information with Facebook and its subsidiaries.
WhatsApp, nevertheless, claims in its newest tweet that it could proceed to be dedicated to person privateness with end-to-end encryption. The encryption does not apply throughout the app, although. It additionally does not protect the identifiers that WhatsApp is going to share with businesses utilizing its presence to personalise their promoting experiences.
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