WhatsApp India alone had recorded about 14 billion messages had sent on January 1st 2017.
WhatsApp has exposed that New Year’s Eve had seen about 63 billion messages being sent internationally. As we described last week, a very important part of that gigantic number was made by India – which had recorded about14 billion messages being sent on that specific day. Both the numbers had set new single-day records for the universal messaging app.
Out of the 63 billion messages that were sent, there were about 7.9 billion images, and about 2.4 billion videos, the Facebook-owned messaging app company had revealed, in a declaration to Venture Beat.
As we stated, New Year’s Eve had seen about 14 billion WhatsApp messages sent in India. Out of those messages about 32 percent were media messages like GIF images, photos, videos, and voice messages. An overall of 3.1 billion images, 700 million GIF images, and about 610 million videos had been sent on WhatsApp in India on that exceptional day.
Particularly, WhatsApp only newly rolled out the capability to share animated GIF images on the messaging app platform. WhatsApp for iPhone got the latest feature back in the month of November, whereas WhatsApp for Android got the feature update in the month of December. Android recently also got the ability to stream shared videos, allowing users to view videos before they were downloaded.
WhatsApp stopped operational on older versions of Android, Windows Phone and iOS on December 31st. Smartphones running on Android 2.2 or even lower, iOS 6 or lower and Windows Phone 7 are no longer sustained by the universal messaging app.