IN a milestone for WhatsApp-the company that was bought by Facebook in 2014 for $19 Billion- the messaging service announced that it has reached 2 billion users around world.
To highlight this achievement in a blog post, WhatsApp wrote, “private conversations that once were only possible face-to-face can now take place across great distances through instant chats and video calling.
There are so many significant and special moments that take place over WhatsApp and we are humbled and honoured to reach this milestone.”
This development came amid fears that spy agencies are snooping on people through a major security vulnerability on the platform.
“Strong encryption is a necessity in modern life. We will not compromise on security because that would make people less safe.
For even more protection, we work with top security experts, employ industry leading technology to stop misuse as well as provide controls and ways to report issues — without sacrificing privacy” WhatsApp stated.