In fact, the instant messaging application has planned to leverage the user base to serve advertisements in its bid to monetise the service.
In 2014, WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook for nearly $21.8 billion - huge amount even considering that at the time the messaging app already had 500 million users. In July a year ago, WhatsApp had said it has over 400 million users in India. Today, WhatsApp announced that it has reached the 2 billion users milestone.More news: Novel coronavirus deaths in China top 1300 as country expands diagnosis
Will Cathcart, the chief executive of WhatsApp, has said in the past that WhatsApp will fight for the privacy of its users.
WhatsApp in October sued NSO Group, accusing it of using the messaging service to conduct cyberespionage on journalists, human rights activists and others.More news: Virus death toll surges as China changes count method
Simplicity and security are the two main reasons people prefer WhatsApp over other messaging apps. "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", the company said.
It's no secret that WhatsApp is now the most popular chat app on the planet but it seems this service is getting bigger by the day.
But even as WhatsApp has amassed all the users in the world, it is still struggling to make any substantial contribution to Facebook's bottom line. Coworkers can collaborate, and businesses can grow by easily connecting with their customers.More news: Even Geoff Keighley is skipping E3 this year