In 2016, the WhatsApp declared that it had crossed the milestone figure of 1 Billion monthly active people. Now, the company states that it has reached the miraculous figure of 1 Billion people each day.
“Just in 2016, we declared that 1 Billion users around the globe use our app each month. At the moment, we are proud and excited to announce that 1 Billion users around the globe use our app each day to communicate with their friends and family,” said the blog post of the company.
The Facebook-owned firm further claimed that it is dedicated to give more features in the coming period and making the app more simple, reliable, and secure. WhatsApp also posted other details. The company has reached 1.3 Billion monthly active people and saw almost 55 Billion texts sent by people each day. In addition to this, people who use WhatsApp share around 1 Billion videos and 4.5 Billion images each day.
In a bid to elevate its user count, WhatsApp is supposedly busy on another app. This app will evidently target business companies and enterprises.
WhatsApp is also said to add some features in its app such as UPI-based payments, live location sharing, manage recall feature, and edit sent message. Unified Payment Interface is one more feature that might be in touch with millions of Indian WhatsApp users. The feature will allow them transmit money with no bother. The firm for now is in discussions about UPI incorporation with the government. Live location sharing that was seen on WhatsApp earlier this year for iOS beta version has not been introduced out to the users yet. The feature might allow users to share live location for 2 Minutes, 1 Minute, or 5 Minutes.
Manage recall feature was first seen in a beta version in December 2016 on iOS. On the other hand, the feature is still to make an entry. This will allow consumers delete those messages that have been sent already. Edit sent message aspect would be analogous to the “recall” function that is claimed to be coming to the app soon. On the other hand, this will go a step ahead and permit the consumers to modify particular parts of a message that are sent as an alternative of deleting the whole text.