WhatsApp has 2 billion active users @BitFeedCo.

WhatsApp officially announced to have passed the fateful quota of 2 billion active users on its platform. This is an incredible achievement that goes to make a pair with that of the social network of Facebook, making the company the most influential in the world.

In its official announcement, the team behind WhatsApp has taken advantage of the opportunity to reiterate the attention of the service privacy and security and the desire to put in communication the entire world.

Wanting a little to summarize the history of WhatsApp, the application was created in 2009 by Jan Koum of ukraine and Brian Acton, two former employees of the computer company Yahoo!. In June 2009, Apple launched push notifications, allowing the app to function exactly as initially planned by the developers.

After several months of beta stage, the application was launched in November 2009 exclusively on the App Store for the iPhone.

WhatsApp has gone from a free service to a paid one to avoid growing too fast, mainly because the primary cost was sending tests to users.

In February 2013, WhatsApp had around 200 million active users and 50 staff members while in December of the same year, users were switched to 400 million.

February 19, 2014 Facebook announced that it was buying WhatsApp, ensuring the absence of advertising in the software, for 19 billion us dollars, and causing the departure of many users to competing services in protest.

In January 2015, a new update enables you to use the app to PC via a client on Google Chrome. By the 21st of the same month it was created the version of the WhatsApp Web, which allows for the use of the application on the desktop.

On the 18th of January 2016, the co-founder of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, announced that the service will not charge more to its users an annual fee of 1 € in an attempt to remove a barrier encountered by some users that do not have a credit card to pay for the service.

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