Whatsapp hits 2 billion users.
Updated: Mar 18
On Feb 12, 2020, Whatsapp reached 2 billion users.
Well, it seems true because the next big alternative to WhatsApp is telegram with has 100 million users. 100 million is a lot but a lot smaller compared to 2 billion users. Facebook parent company of WhatsApp is controlling the social media market as they own WhatsApp and Instagram which each one now having 2 billion users. This is a great achievement for Facebook.
With great power comes great responsibility.
Facebook has in the past a lot of breaches of data. So with 2 billion users, they released a statement below
Private conversations that once were only possible face-to-face can now take place across great distances through instant chats and video calling. There are so many significant and special moments that take place over WhatsApp and we are humbled and honored to reach this milestone.
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.
That is why 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, helping protect you from hackers and criminals. Messages are only kept on your phone, and no one in between can read your messages or listen to your calls, not even us. Your private conversations stay between you.
Strong encryption is a necessity in modern life. We will not compromise on security because that would make people less safe. For even more protection, we work with top security experts, employ industry-leading technology to stop misuse as well as provide controls and ways to report issues — without sacrificing privacy.
Facebook is taking privacy seriously but as always idea is easy implementation is difficult.