WhatsApp Tops the 2 Billion User Mark, Debuts New Privacy Website

The Facebook-owned messaging app reached 1.5 billion in January 2018

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WhatsApp reached a big milestone, revealing Wednesday that it now has 2 billion users globally.

The Facebook-owned messaging application reached the 1 billion mark in February 2016 and surpassed 1.5 billion in January 2018.

WhatsApp also rolled out a new privacy website, with information on end-to-end encryption, two-factor authentication and other privacy features and settings available to users.

WhatsApp said in a blog post, “Private conversations that once were only possible face-to-face can now take place across great distances through instant chats and video calling.



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