Recently, WhatsApp published a blog post titled “Two Billion Users — Connecting the planet Privately,” where the Facebook-owned platform unveiled that it’s finally hit the 2 billion user milestone.
The company didn’t enter detail on just how the figure was reached or what proportion each platform accounts for. WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2016 for a hefty $21.8 billion. At that point, the moment messaging platform stood at 500 million users, however, the numbers have quadrupled in 4 years.
Even though in some regions of the planet WhatsApp alternatives like Apple’s iMessage are preferred, the platform still manages to outdo many of the would-be challengers mainly due to its free and straightforward signup process.
In the celebratory blog post, the corporate also reiterated its plan of creating the platform safer. The blog post states:
WhatsApp started with the goal of making a service that’s simple, reliable, and personal for people to use. Today we remain as committed as once we began to help connect the planet privately and to guard the private communication of two billion users everywhere the planet.
In other news, WhatsApp also recently became the 2nd non-Google application on Play Store to succeed in 5 billion installs.