WhatsApp is the most popular messaging application used by billions of users all over the globe. Owned by Facebook, WhatsApp has been serving millions of users for their day-to-day messaging and calling activities. If you own a smartphone, most probably you will have WhatsApp installed in it. So today we are going to take a look at some of the most interesting factors that you didn’t know about Whatsapp. So if you are interested in knowing more about this revolutionary application, let’s dive into it.
1. No Advertisements
In a world filled with advertisements, it can be surprising to know that WhatsApp didn’t spend a single penny on marketing or advertising the service. The extremely successful messaging application never focused on marketing the product, instead improved it to provide a simplified messaging solution for anyone, anywhere in the world. That’s why you never see a WhatsApp advertisement on a YouTube video or any website you visit on the Internet like many other services.
2. Banned in Several Countries
Despite its huge popularity, WhatsApp is banned in more than 12 countries around the globe. Like several other services such as TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, etc. many countries also put some limitations on WhatsApp services. Some of these countries include UAE, North Korea, Syria, Bangladesh, China, and Iran. So if you are residing in any of these countries, you will not be able to enjoy the extremely simple messaging solutions provided by WhatsApp.
3. 30 Million Messages Every Minute
Being the most popular messaging application means that tons of messages are being sent using it. Do you know that more than 30 million messages are sent and delivered using WhatsApp every minute? It is crazy to think that WhatsApp is serving millions of users simultaneously and still manages to deliver extreme performance and usability. Thanks to its powerful code and working mechanisms. We are just talking about the number of text messages which does not include the pictures, videos, and the other forms of content that are being shared as well.
4. The 3rd Most Downloaded App
There are thousands of applications available on the app stores both for Android and iOS. According to the reports, WhatsApp is the third most download application ever developed. Behind the Facebook and YouTube applications, WhatsApp is being used by billions. The numbers are growing day by day, and you can see WhatsApp installed on almost any device that you check unless they are residing in a WhatsApp-banned country.
5. Around 75% of Users are Active Every Day
According to several reports, around 75 percent of the users that installed the WhatsApp application use it almost every single day. If you have WhatsApp installed on your smartphone, you know that how much you use it. We open WhatsApp several times to check messages, participate in group chats, and make free voice or video calls. So it is not surprising that most of the users make use of the application more often.
6. Your Device is the Server
Do you know that WhatsApp doesn’t store your messages on their servers? WhatsApp uses your smartphone or tablet as the server to store messages. As soon as you delete the messages, they will be removed from your device, and they cannot be accessed again unless you have a backup. In combination with the end-to-end encryption, it makes the WhatsApp messages extremely secure compared to any other messaging services out there that utilize an external server to store your messages. This also benefits the performance of sending and receiving messages.
7. 2 Billion Monthly Active Users
As of writing this article, there are more than two billion active users on WhatsApp every single month. That is about a quarter of the world population. This number is more than enough to understand the popularity of this application and the effect it has on the messaging sector. According to some other report, it is also said that the total number of messages sent using WhatsApp is more than the total number of SMS sent using the traditional messaging systems in the entire globe.
8. An Average user Checks WhatsApp 24+ Times a Day
If you are using WhatsApp, you know that how many times you open the application for several things including checking messages, participating in group chats, making calls, etc. According to several sources, an average WhatsApp user checks the application at least 24 times every single day. You may not realize this fact, but the next time you open WhatsApp, simply keep counting. You will know how dependent we are on this messaging application.
9. More than 1 Million New Users Every Day
More than a million users sign up for a new WhatsApp account every single day. Given the extreme popularity of the application in almost every single platform including Android and iOS, it is not very surprising that a million users are signing up for the service daily. As WhatsApp needs a phone number to sign up, the number of fake users is also very minimal compared to other platforms such as Facebook, or YouTube which makes this number even more surprising.