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WhatsApp reaches over 2 billion users

febrero 14, 2020

WhatsApp continues to improve, often with features particularly appreciated by users, such as the arrival of the Dark mode, although still in beta. This attention of developers appeals to users, so much so that over 2 billion are the ones who reward the application. Yes, WhatsApp now has a pool of over 2 billion users.

Until a few years ago this milestone seemed unimaginable even for Facebook, yet the messaging service has now revealed that it has over 2 billion users, a figure that its parent company achieved in 2017. There is not much precise information on how the team has achieved such a goal, but it is not difficult to understand the reason for this success.

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WhatsApp has now become a basic element of mobile communication in many parts of the world and in some cases plays an important role even in shopping, political campaigns and other aspects of everyday life. There are few other rivals available, including Telegram, and brother Facebook Messenger.

The WhatsApp team used the result as another opportunity to combat anti-encryption efforts. The team has always maintained that strong encryption was a "necessity in modern life" and that it "would not compromise" security features such as end-to-end encryption. This, says the WhatsApp team, would harm people's safety.

In fact, the chat giant is asking countries like the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia to abandon their attempts to weaken encryption in the name of fighting crime. And with 2 billion potentially affected users, the fight against anti-cryptography will become increasingly pressing. On the official blog, in giving the news of the 2 billion active users, we read of a real hymn to safety:

We are aware that as connections between users increase, the need for protection also increases. We spend more and more time online every day and, for this reason, protecting our conversations more important than ever

Recall that WhatsApp available for free in the App Store for iPhones directly at this address.

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