WhatsApp users exchanged record 63 billion messages on New Year’s Eve

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WhatsApp has revealed that a whopping 63 billion messages were sent globally by its users on New Year’s Eve. The report adds that out of these 63 billion messages, nearly 7.9 billion were images and 2.4 billion were videos.

The Facebook owned instant messaging app claimed that this was its biggest messaging day ever. In 2016, WhatsApp launched video calling, animated GIF support, and more. WhatsApp had announced last year in February that it had over 1 billion monthly active users. Out of the 63 billion messages, nearly 14 billion messages were sent in India alone. WhatsApp has more than 160 million monthly active users in the country. Furthermore, Indian users exchanged over 3.1 billion images, 700 million GIFs and 610 million videos as part of the total 14 billion messages shared during New Year’s eve.

Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+