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WhatsApp reaches 100 billion New Year's Eve messages

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The WhatsApp chat app hosted 100 billion messages worldwide on the last New Year's Eve. The statistic takes into account the 24 leading up to midnight on December 31, 2019 and represents a record in human history.

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This was the day that most messages were exchanged in the history of WhatsApp, platform that has been running since 2009. In Brazil alone, this number reached 13 billion messages sent on December 31st.

"As we recover from New Year's celebrations and enter 2020, WhatsApp reveals that during the 24 hours before midnight New Year's Eve, a record number of messages were sent through the private messaging app on Worldwide".
WhatsApp Official Announcement

Of those 100 billion messages exchanged on New Year's Eve, about 12 billion contained multimedia content. Company spokesmen say that even company executives do not have the ability to read messages exchanged by the application because of end-to-end encryption. Despite this, they joke that most users were wishing each other a happy new year.

"WhatsApp end-to-end encryption ensures that only you and the person you are communicating with can read what is sent, and no one else – not even WhatsApp. However, it is assumed that too many messages sent on December 31 wish someone a 'Happy New Year'. "
WhatsApp Official Announcement

The Facebook subsidiary also unveiled the five most popular features among chat service users during the year 2019. According to WhatsApp's own data, the most widely used functionality has been text messaging – so far, no surprise.

What's surprising is that the app's second most popular feature is the Status function, which works similarly to Instagram Stories or Snapchat. That is, the user publishes a photo or text that is only available for 24 hours.

Third is picture messaging, just ahead of voice calls. The fifth place is for voice messages, also called "audios" by users.

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