More than 100 billion WhatsApp messages were sent on New Year’s Eve
More than 100 BILLION WhatsApp messages were sent on New Year’s Eve – most in one day
- More than 20 billion of these messages came from users in India
- WhatsApp says it is “reasonable to assume” that most messages were “Happy New Year.”
- More than 12 billion of the messages were images, WhatsApp revealed
More than 100 billion WhatsApp messages were sent via the Facebook platform on New Year’s Eve – more than any other day in the app’s history.
Of this huge amount of virtual messages, more than 12 billion were images.
The record-breaking figure marks a new high in the popularity of the app as it continues to spread throughout the world.
It is available in most countries, with China being the only notable exception.
Despite the lack of more than a billion inhabitants of China, the gigantic total of messages is equal to any person who sends more than 13 messages to Earth.
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More than 100 billion WhatsApp messages were sent via the Facebook-payable platform on New Year’s Eve – more than any other day in the app’s history. Of this huge amount of virtual messages, more than 12 billion images (stock)
WHAT IS END OF ENCRYPTION?
End-to-end coding ensures that only the two participants in a chat can read messages, and no one in between – not even the company that owns the service.
End-to-end coding is intended to prevent data from being read or secretly changed when it is in transit between the two parties.
The cryptographic keys needed to access the service are automatically provided only to the two people in each call.
Messages are accessible to a third party in decoded form, which means that they can be intercepted by the government for government reasons.
WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, is already encrypted and now Mark Zuckerberg wants to do the same with Facebook Messenger and Instagram Direct.
The British accounted for more than 900 million of the messages because they undoubtedly wished their loved ones a happy New Year.
But this was overshadowed by Indians, who accounted for more than 20 billion of the messages.
“As you know, people around the world have celebrated the beginning of the decade with friends and family, but those of us who were unable to personally celebrate with loved ones turned to their phones to meet New Year’s wishes to share, “WhatsApp explained.
Welcoming in the new year and ushering in a new decade, it is difficult to break the record in the future, with New Year’s Eve 2020 a likely candidate.
And while it is likely that the messages were benign, WhatsApp could not confirm the content of the messages due to end-to-end encoding.
“WhatsApp’s end-to-end coding ensures that only you and the person you are communicating with can read what is being sent, and no one else – not even WhatsApp,” WhatsApp said.
“However, it seems reasonable to assume that a very large number of messages sent on December 31 wish someone a” happy new year. ”
The British accounted for more than 900 million of the messages because they wish their loved ones a happy New Year. This was overshadowed by Indians, who accounted for more than 20 billion messages (stock)