WHATSAPP has revealed another important milestone in messaging that will have rivals shivering in their boots.
It’s no secret that WhatsApp is the largest messaging platform in the world, but the Facebook company just revealed just how unstoppable it really has become. During a recent earnings call, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg revealed that WhatsApp users now send a whopping 100 billion messages a day.
It’s an impressive statistic and shows great growth for the service. In 2014, around 50 billion messages were sent via WhatsApp, which means things have doubled in just six years.
Will Cathcart, head of WhatsApp, confirmed the news and posted a message on Twitter that said: “This year we have all relied on messaging more than ever to keep up with our loved ones and do business.
“We are proud that @WhatsApp can deliver approximately 100 billion messages every day and we are excited about the road ahead.”
And it could be a very exciting time for WhatsApp users and the service is expected to announce a series of updates in the coming months on both Android and Apple’s iOS. Perhaps the biggest change is a feature called Linked Devices that is believed to be in the testing phase.
As the name suggests, WhatsApp‘s two billion users can add more than one device to their accounts, meaning they can chat from a PC, smartphone and tablet without hassle. Currently, the plus and plus way is via WhatsApp Web, but this service requires the primary smartphone used for the account to be turned on and connected to the internet.
The new update would put an end to that with up to fri devices that all people have unique access to chats at the same time. In addition to this Linked Devices upgrade, there are also rumors that a special iPad app will finally be available that allows tablet users to chat seamlessly with friends in family from a larger screen.
Another useful addition to the chat app could help phone owners free up some much-needed space on their device.
As noted by Naijateck’s team, it appears that WhatsApp is now working on a feature that will make it much easier for users to see exactly how much space app content is taking up on devices.
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