The popular social networking and messaging app WhatsApp is reaching new heights of popularity. The app used to make more than 100 million voice calls each day, the company announced through its blog recently. That is equivalent to 1,100 calls every second. Staggering in its own right.
“We’re humbled that so many people have found this feature useful, and we’re committed to making it even better in the months to come.”
People have been taking to social media to express their feelings for a very long time now. And some feelings are better voiced than merely written. This is not to say that messaging has declined in popularity though. But the spontaneity of instant replies is something simple messaging has failed to meet. This was also hindered by the fluctuating data costs both at home and abroad and has led to the use of the voice call feature in WhatsApp, in addition to Skype, Facebook Messenger and so on and so forth.
The Facebook owned company, WhatsApp Inc., released its app in January 2010 and has since increased its user base to over one billion, making It the most popular messaging application.