SAN FRANCISCO – Whatsapp Now Has 2 Billion Users Across The Globe. The online messaging app WhatsApp, on Wednesday, announced it now has more than two billion users around the world. At this occasion Whatsapp also reaffirmed its commitment to strong encryption to protect privacy.
WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014. Ever since, it has grown into one of the most-used services in the Facebook “family” of apps. It offers free messaging along with voice and video calls.
According to a blog post by Whatsapp, it remains committed to its “strong encryption” that enables users to connect privately. This is even amid calls by law enforcement in the United States and elsewhere to provide more access. Whatsapp Now Has 2 Billion Users Across The Globe.
The statement further said, “There are so many significant and special moments that take place over WhatsApp and we are humbled and honored to reach this milestone. Private conversations that once were only possible face-to-face can now take place across great distances through instant chats and video calling. Strong encryption is a necessity in modern life. We will not compromise on security because that would make people less safe.”
WhatsApp is one member of the Facebook app “family” that includes its core social network, Instagram and Messenger. Facebook said recently some 2.89 billion people globally are daily users of at least one of these services.
But the growth has also attracted attention of regulators and activists concerned over the dominance of major tech platforms. Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has been among those calling for the breakup of the big technology firms.