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WhatsApp processed a record 27 billion messages, all in 24 hours

We all know how popular WhatsApp really is, heck we use it more than texting and calling. But I’m pretty sure about the one thing that you didn’t know, this free messaging app processed as many as 27 billion messages, all in a span of 24 hours (or 1 day).


Before you start freaking out in the comments saying that it can’t be a billion, let me confirm that there’s no typo in the title. WhatsApp indeed processed 27 billion messages in a day. And now, you’re allowed to freak out/scream in awe/wonder how much you people text/etc.

The most popular internet messaging app WhatsApp processes over 10 billion incoming and 17 billion outgoing messages amounting to a total of 27 billion messages, all in the span of 24 hours. This beats the record of 18 billion during New Years Eve 2012 (as around that time, many of the free texting packs are made invalid by carriers/operators). You might be wondering as to why the numbers are skewed (incoming messages not equal to outgoing). That’s because group messages are counted in the “inbound:outbound” format, meaning one message sent to a group of 10 adds the count by 1:10 (incoming:outgoing).

The free messaging app is available on almost all platforms that include Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Asha, Symbian, etc. WhatsApp’s growing numbers only tell us one thing, that the app is still growing at a blistering high rate (in contrast to Facebook and Twitter, where traffic growth is very low).


If you don’t have WhatsApp installed on your phone, go ahead and download it today. Chances are that every friend in your contact list is already on it.

via The Next Web

Preetam Nath
A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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