Are you a fan of Whatsapp? I guess everyone is. So let’s take a look at some of the most amazing and interesting facts about WhatsApp messaging service, now a part of Facebook.
10 Interesting Facts About Whatsapp
1. One Billion Download With five people
Whatsapp reached one billion download mark on 12th March 2015. At that time there were only five people in its Android team who managed everything.
2. Also A Compression App
You can use WhatsApp to compress your images and videos. Just select the image and send it to someone. Before sending any image or video, WhatsApp compresses it which can be found in Whatsapp’s image folder.
You can now use Whatsapp on your computer or laptop. Just type the URL and follow the instructions.
4. Sent, Delivered & Read Notifications
One of the WhatsApp’s most liked feature is its message notifications. One tick means the message is sent. The double tick means it is delivered and when that double tick turns blue it indicates the user has read that message.
5. Text Formatting
Whatsapp also provides basic text formatting as well in quite simple fashion, by enclosing your message in asterisks for bold, underscores for italics, and tildes for strikethrough.
6. 256-bit end-to-end encryption
Whatsapp became the first messaging service provider to provide 256-bit end to end encryption service. It means hackers or oppressive regimes and also investigative agencies cannot breach your privacy. Only sender and receiver can read the message.
7. Initially, It was An App To Change Status Only
One of the co-founders of WhatsApp Jan Koum once stated that the original feature of the app was to share status with each other, which can be read by everyone in your contact list. Still many of us use WhatsApp to show our emotions through status.
Talking about Status, we have a new site launched for Best WhatsApp Status Ever. You can find latest and unique Whatsapp status across 60 categories which are updated daily with new messages and status. Hundreds of writers across the world are associated with them to write new status messages every day.
8. No Ads
Whatsapp is still ad free. They do not generate any revenue at all. Still, it was acquired by Facebook for US $ 19 Billion in 2014. It will be interesting to see how long this lasts.
9. 10% Indians
Among all active Whatsapp users, 10% of them are from India. This is by far the most number of users from one country.
10. Whatsapp User Account
Every time you register on WhatsApp a new user account is created in this form [phone number]@s.whatsapp.net.
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