More than 2 billion people use WhatsApp every month, sending 100 billion messages and making over 1 billion calls every day, the team of the messenger wrote in the official WhatsApp account today.
In the message, the company promises users to continue to protect their privacy with end-to-end encryption. Always and forever.
WhatsApp was founded in 2009, and in 2014 it was bought by Facebook for $19 billion. Then the monthly number of active users of the messenger was 600 million. It is almost half of the number of Facebook users at that time (1.3 billion).
Until that time, WhatsApp will work to curb the churn of users from the messenger. The service began to send users status messages (analogous to stories) explaining the new security policy.