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WhatsApp passes the 2 billion user mark!

Phonandroid : actu Android et High-tech

WhatsApp has just crossed the 2 billion user mark worldwide. The instant messaging application, bought by Facebook 6 years ago, has attracted a billion Internet users in less than 3 years. The American firm took advantage of the announcement to highlight the tamper-proof default encryption of messages changed on the application.

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We are delighted to share that WhatsApp has more than two billion users worldwide today WhatsApp announced in a blog post published on Wednesday, January 12, 2020. As a reminder, the messaging application was developed by two former Yahoo employees and bought by Facebook in 2014 for $ 19 billion. WhatsApp crossed the billion user threshold in July 2017, less than 3 years ago.

WhatsApp is inviolable, ensures Facebook

We know that the more we connect, the more we need to protect. As we live more of our lives online, protecting our conversations is more important than ever explains WhatsApp. In press release, the firm ensures that each message changed on WhatsApp is protected by a sophisticated encryption that acts like a tamper-proof digital padlock. This system distinguishes WhatsApp from online messaging like Facebook Messenger, which is not encrypted from start to finish. Messages are only stored on your phone, and no one can read or listen to your calls, not even us. swipe the ticket.

We remain as determined as when we started, helping connect the world privately and protecting the personal communication of two billion users around the world. adds the group, aware of users' concerns about respect for their privacy. In recent months, the reputation of WhatsApp's secure application has been undermined multiple times.

At the end of January 2020, the British newspaper The Guardian revealed that Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, had his WhatsApp account hacked by means of a video vrol file. The reputation of WhatsApp has also been sullied by the many flaws identified in the Android or iOS application. By exploiting these devices, hackers were able to eavesdrop on users' private conversations and spread malware.