Indians Create New Record On WhatsApp
WhatsApp announced that a total of 14 billion messages were exchanged through the instant messaging app in India on the eve of New Year 2017.
Of the 14 billion messages, 32 percent (3.1 billion images, 700 million GIF images, and 610 million videos) were in media form. WhatsApp has only recently rolled out the feature of sharing animated GIF images, in November for iPhone and in December for Android-based phones.
The Facebook-owned messaging app further said that the number of messages sent on New Year day surpassed the earlier record set on the eve of Diwali festival 2016 when 8 billion messages were exchanged in India in just one day.
WhatsApp has over 160 million monthly active users in India