WhatsApp reaches 2 billion users: it is the second after Facebook

WhatsApp continues to represent a success: the popular instant messaging application has reached i 2 billion users. A very important milestone for what is confirmed to be one of the most popular applications of this type.

The story of WhatsApp begins in 2009, when Brian Acton and Jan Koum conceived this software destined to revolutionize the world. Facebook decided to buy it in 2014, with an economic investment of approx 19 billion dollars. Today, this is the second application controlled by the US firm Facebook Inc. to surpass the 2 billion users.

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The company also stressed its commitment to offering a safe service. With the increase in users, in fact, the possible dangers could also increase. WhatsApp offers a end-to-end encryption: only those who send and receive messages will be able to read the relative text. Even the team managing the application cannot access this private information.

Il next goal? The creation of an internal payment service that would seem to allow users to exchange money with extreme simplicity. WhatsApp Pay it could arrive during the next few months.

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