WhatsApp Messenger reported a record amount of messages were sent and received via its cross-platform app. Over 10 billion inbound messages were sent and over 17 billion outbound messages were received by Whatsapp users.
The free messaging platform only uses data to send and receive messages without SMS charges. Its been adopted by millions of folks worldwide.
new daily record: 10B+ msgs sent (inbound) and 17B+ msgs received (outbound) by our users = 27 Billion msgs handled in just 24 hours!
— WhatsApp Inc. (@WhatsApp) June 12, 2013
I spent some time recently in Guadalajara, Mexico and was amazed by how prevalent Whatsapp use was there. Everyone used it instead of SMS, and the app came pre loaded on new smartphones.
It’s gaining popularity in the U.S. but practically everyone uses WhatsApp in several other countries. Here’s a little more info from WhatsApp’s site;
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends.
In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.
[Via: Droid Life]