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WhatsApp turns 8 years old: Know 8 unique things about it

WhatsApp turns 8 years old: Know 8 unique things about it
Written by Manoj Kadam
WhatsApp turns 8 years old: Know 8 unique things about it

WhatsApp turns 8 years old: Know 8 unique things about it

Today is the eighth anniversary of WhatsApp. On today's date, i.e. 24th February, the world's most popular messaging app was launched. On this occasion, the company has completely changed the status feature for users around the world. This app is global in every respect. It works to connect people from every region, even if their dress and language are different. It is especially popular in emerging markets like India and Brazil. On the eighth anniversary of WhatsApp launch, we tell you eight surprising things about this app.

1.2 billion users of WhatsApp
WhatsApp has 1.2 billion monthly active users. This information was given to Ocean of Gadgets by WhatsApp Product Manager Randall Sarafa last week. The messaging app announced in February 2016 that more than one billion people use WhatsApp. A figure increased by 20 percent in a year.

50 billion WhatsApp messages are sent every day
WhatsApp users send more than 50 billion messages every day. This information has been given by the company. On the occasion of New Year, more than 14 billion messages were sent in India alone. This figure includes 3.1 billion photos, 700 million gifs and 610 million videos. At the same time, a total of 8 billion messages were sent on the day of Diwali.

80 million GIFs are sent every day on WhatsApp
In November 2016, WhatsApp gave the facility to send GIF images in messages to every user. Within three months of launching the feature, an average of 80 million GIFs are now sent as messages every day. As we told you earlier that its number is very high on special occasions like New Year.

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3.3 billion photos are shared every day on WhatsApp
The company said that WhatsApp users around the world share an average of 3.3 billion photos every day. It has been claimed that this is double compared to last year.

760 million videos are shared every day on WhatsApp
There has been a threefold increase in the number of videos shared on WhatsApp. Now an average of 760 million videos are shared every day.

India is the biggest market for WhatsApp
WhatsApp has 160 million users in India. This is the biggest market for the company. Company Vice President Neeraj Arora had revealed this figure while launching the video calling feature in India.

Average of more than 100 million WhatsApp video calls every day
On an average, more than 100 million voice calls are made through WhatsApp every day. Which benefits the user financially.

An average of 200 million voice messages are sent every day
WhatsApp users send more than 200 million voice messages every day. This figure in itself is a big challenge for telecom companies.

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