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WhatsApp Claims To Have Sent 64 Billion Messages In 24 Hours

WhatsApp Claims To Have Sent 64 Billion Messages In 24 Hours

WhatsApp just refuses to work with pedestrian numbers. Take for example its sale price to Facebook, which is snatching up the instant messaging service for $19 billion. That's a pretty big number, though not as high as the new record the service set in daily messages sent and received, which totaled 64 billion messages combined.

"New daily record: 20 billion messages (inbound) and 44 billion messages received (outbound) by our users equals 64 billion messages handled in just 24 hours," WhatsApp announced in a Twitter post.

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To be clear, WhatsApp had to play with the numbers a bit to come to that figure. WhatsApp counts single messages sent to a group as separate received messages, which is why the number of sent and received messages differ from each other. Still, these are some impressive stats and it shows why Facebook is willing to spend a planet's ransom on the instant messaging service.

At last count, WhatsApp earlier this year said it surpassed 465 million monthly active users. The instant messaging service is also planning to add voice calling capabilities later this quarter, which could open up a whole new revenue stream for Facebook, depending on how it's rolled out.
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if WhatsApp would work with pedestrian numbers they would get more users

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I think you misinterpreted the meaning of pedestrian. Here it means lacking inspiration or excitement. So by refusing to work with pedestrian numbers, they are actually wanting to work with exciting numbers. That means they like billions instead of boring old thousands.

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Wow 19 billion? I thought I had heard less. But that's crazy. They definitely have to use base to account for facebook buying them. And Mark has been busy lately. First whats app then Occulus.

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Wow! that's a load of messages prior 24 hours...I tend to stay away from chat apps like these due to the fact it can do more harm then good if it gets into the wrong hands

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I've still to find someone that uses this 'app'. what the users base tweens? its it primarily non iChat users on the iPhone?

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