In 2014, the WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook for $21.8 billion. It was a huge amount considering at that time the messaging app had only 500 million users. But now it looks like a bargain as a number have been quadrupled.
Today About WhatApp Update
Today, the WhatsApp announced that they have reached the 2 billion users’ milestone. This is really impressive, the user base growth in 2016 was 1 billion, in 2018, it was 1.5 billion users.
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It is interesting to note that the WhatsApp uses end-to-end encryption by default and the messages are stored on your device instead of on a cloud. The company says that this is the main feature that allows people to use WhatsApp instead of other messaging apps. Security and privacy stay at the priority.