62 Shocking WhatsApp Facts You Should Know [June 2017]

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Who does not know of WhatsApp in the world? We can surely to say that everyone knows. This is very instant messaging application and it is best in the whole world. 

Whatsapp is a very popular chat messaging app. It helps to connect peoples to each other through Sms, images, and videos.

We can send messages to any places and anywhere, where we want to. This messaging app gives us to make voice calls and video calls. 

So now we are going to know some facts about Whatsapp. I hope you will like and comment on it. Let’s begin now.

Amazing Facts About WhatsApp 

Fact-1 The founders of Whatsapp is Jan Koum and Brian Acton. 


Fact-2 WhatsApp was founded on 24 February 2009. It is around 8 years ago.

Fact-3 The CEO of WhatsApp is Jan Koum.

Fact-4 WhatsApp users can be used 53 languages.

Fact-5 You won't believe to me that WhatsApp was purchased or acquired by Facebook in February 2014 for approximately Us $19 billion, which is the most expensive deal ever. 


This deal has happened in February 2014. 

Fact-6 But before Facebook, Google had offered to pay nearly $10 billion for WhatsApp.

Fact-7 Jan Koum and Brian Acton both were former employees of Yahoo.


Fact-8 Jan and Brian who had previously spent their 20 years combined at Yahoo.

Fact-9 Koum and Acton had left Yahoo in September 2007 and they both travelled to South America as a break from work.

Fact-10 Once they applied for jobs at Facebook but they were rejected. This is unbelievable.


Fact-11 WhatsApp is a name game of sound like "What's Up".

Fact-12 More than 42 billion messages sends daily by WhatsApp users.

Fact-13 This application is created on 24 February 2009 in California. 

Fact-14 Once time Jan Koum became very upset due to early versions of WhatsApp often crashed and got stuck at a particular point.

Fact-15 That time, Koum felt like giving up everything and looking for a new job, upon which Acton encouraged him to wait for a few months more, and later some time he got good resultants.

Fact-16 Brian Acton persuaded 5 old Yahoo friends in October 2009 to invest around $250,000 in the company and then after Brian became co-founder and was given a partnership.

Fact-17 He officially joined the company on 1st November 2009.

Fact-18 WhatsApp has 34 engineers, you can't believe that one engineer is responsible for around 23 million active users.

Fact-19 WhatsApp company says that they adding around 1 million users each day.

Fact-20 WhatsApp application was eventually launched on 
November 2009 exclusively on the App Store for iPhone.

Fact-21 The Blackberry App of WhatsApp was developed by Chris Peiffer, who is the close friend of Koum. Then the app completely arrived after 2 months.
Fact-22 Chris Pieffer was lived in Los Angeles.

Fact-23 There are 70% of people active daily in a day on WhatsApp.

Fact-24 WhatsApp was one one of the top 20 apps in Apple's App Store in 2011 and it is still now.

Fact-25 The ability to sending photos was added to WhatsApp for the first iPhone in December 2009.

Fact-26 Total number of WhatsApp groups are available around 1 billion. I think you can also have 1 of them.

Fact-27 WhatsApp users make video calls over 340 million minutes each day.

Fact-28 The number of WhatsApp video calls make daily approximate 55 million.

Fact-29 Around 27% of selfies on the Internet are responsible for WhatsApp.


Fact-30 More than 1 billion people in 180 countries use WhatsApp.

Fact-31 The average of time WhatsApp users checks out their own Whatsapp around 23 times a day.

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Fact-32 WhatsApp had about 200 million active users and 50 staff 
members until February 2013.

Fact-33 WhatsApp claimed that 400 million active users use the service each month according to by December 2013 blog post.

Fact-34 As of April 22, 2014, Whatsapp had over 500 million monthly active users, 700 million photos and 100 million videos were being shared daily and the messaging system handled over 10 billion messages per day.

Fact-35 Jan Koum announced on his Twitter account, WhatsApp had over 600 million active users all around the world on 24 August 2014 and added 25 million new users every month. The active user was around 833,000.

Fact-36 WhatsApp was the one of most globally popular messaging application with more than 600 million active users in August 2014 and it is now still.

Fact-37 WhatsApp had around 700 million monthly active users with over 30 billion messages being sent every day in January 2015.

Fact-38 WhatsApp had over 800 million active users by May 2015.

Fact-39 WhatsApp had grown to approximately 900 million by September 2015.

Fact-40 It had grown up to 1 billion by February 2016.

Fact-41 WhatsApp has more than 1.2 billion users globally in until February 2017.

Fact-42 The largest number of WhatsApp users found in India.

Fact-43 There are more than 200 million active WhatsApp users in 

Fact-44 Indian people spend over 50 million minutes each day on WhatsApp chatting. 

Fact-45 Around 1.2 billion people use WhatsApp.      

Fact-46 More than 1.6 billion photos are shared daily on WhatsApp.

Fact-47 WhatsApp is 6th most downloaded and growing social application behind to Line, Pinterest, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and Snapchat.

Fact-48 WhatsApp has never spent money on advertising systems and programmes. Even then it's too much popular yet. 

Fact-49 There are more than 100 million voice calls are made per day on WhatsApp by June 2016 and it's according to company's blog.

Fact-50 WhatsApp had enabled the two-way-verification feature for their users on the Android operating system on 10 November 2016. 

This feature is quite helpful and provides more security to the user's account, and WhatsApp users can also protect itself through email address.

Fact-51 The first WhatsApp application was launched for iPhone in November 2009.


Fact-52 Then after, This app was launched for Blackberry in January 2010 and subsequently for a Symbian operating system on May 2010 and later on for Android Os in August 2010.

Fact-53 Nokia's Series 40 was the first non-smartphone operating system which supports WhatsApp and it was added on August 2011. 

After sometimes approximately one month this app was added to the Windows Phone.

Fact-54 After the time it was added for BlackBerry 10 in March 2013.

Fact-55 This messaging app was added to Samsung's Tizen operating system on April 2015.

Fact-56 You will not believe the oldest device of running WhatsApp is the Symbian-based its name Nokia N95 which was released in March 2017. 

Fact-57 Whatsapp launched WhatsApp Web feature on 21 January 2015. You can be used it through any web browser as Opera Mini and Chrome.

Fact-58 The headquarters of WhatsApp at California, United States of America.

Fact-59 Around 54 billion messages were sent by WhatsApp users on 31 December 2013.

Fact-60 Around 500 million photos shared to daily, you can know now its popularity of this app.

Fact-61 WhatsApp had never spent money on marketing strategy yet. So you can know if it is advertised itself then what position they can be reached today. 

So now you could know its popularity.

Fact-62 This company don't sell any types of advertisement systems. Nobody has seen ever.

Source: Shoponless.com and blog.pamill.com


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