WhatsApp Claims 50 Billion Messages Sent Daily Over its Network
Published on: 21st Jan 2014
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OTT messaging service WhatsApp says that it now has over 430 million active users each month which makes it the worlds largest dedicated mobile messaging platform.
At the DLD conference in Germany, WhatsApp CEO, Jan Koum, also revealed that the network now processes around 50 billion messages per day.
He said that the messaging statistics is broken down into around 36 billion outbound messages and 18 billion inbound messages every day.
That sort of number puts WhatsApp ahead of the estimated global daily text messaging volumes.
It also puts the recent revelations that the USA spy agency, the NSA is trawling 200 million text messages per day into some perspective. That's 200 million out of 50 billion text messages, plus 50 billion WhatsApp messages, plus how ever many tens of billions sent by all the other OTT platforms.
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