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WhatsApp Records 2 Billion Users as of February 2020

WhatsApp has reached the 2 billion mark of users as of February 2020. The app allows users to get fast, simple, secure messaging. Additionally, allowing free calling to anyone connected on the app across the world.

It has been made able for People to reach their loved ones no matter where they are. Brothers and sisters can share moments that matter. Coworkers can collaborate, and businesses can grow by easily connecting with their customers.

Since the acquisition by Facebook, the company has gained massive popularity across the world. By February 2018, WhatsApp had about  1.5 billion users worldwide translating of about 500 million in less than 2 years to make it 2 billion.

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WhatsApp started with the goal of creating a service that is simple, reliable, and private for people to use. The company remains committed to connecting the world privately and to protect the personal communication of two billion users all over the world.

“Today we remain as committed as when we started. We will continue to help connect the world privately and to protect the personal communication of two billion users all over the world. We know that the more we connect, the more we have to protect. As we conduct more of our lives online, protecting our conversations is more important than ever.”

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In the last one year, WhatsApp has introduced so many significant and special moments that take place over and over on improving the App. WhatsApp introduced Private conversations that were once were only possible face-to-face. Users can now take place across great distances through instant chats and video calling.

In the latest upgrade, WhatsApp stopped supporting smartphones running Android version 2.3.7 or iOS 8 and older  Android phones running OS 4.0.3+. The users on these unsupported devices no longer are able to use the app or create accounts.

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WhatsApp noted that the move is necessary to ensure the safety of users against hackers. Especially those who might try to exploit loopholes in the older software to steal personal details.

Currently,  every private message sent using WhatsApp is secured with end-to-end encryption by default. Strong encryption acts like an unbreakable digital lock that keeps the information you send over WhatsApp secure. This is helping to protect users from hackers and criminals.

Noting from the WhatsApp blog,” the app is secure and not even WhatsApp itself can listen to users calls or read messages neither is anyone else.

Val Lukhanyu
Val Lukhanyu
I cover technology news, startups, business and gadget reviews

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