New Delhi: WhatsApp users have been making 100 million voice calls every day, thus making it the most popular ‘voice calling’ application worldwide. This helps users take the intact benefit of this application not only while messaging but also making voice call around the world. What makes this application even more valuable is its ubiquity and mobile centric approach.
Taking into consideration that WhatsApp’s calling feature has recently finished rolling out to IOS, Windows and Mac OS, along with Android, Blackberry, windows phone, the number of the users amassed by the app is something exceptional. Having launched in 2009, it surpassed all its competitive messaging and now ‘calling’ apps including the granddaddy of video chat apps having 300 million users, which left far behind its 12 year younger competitor, WhatsApp.
Along with its encryption system for privacy, users also relish it free of cost voice calling services both nationally and internationally, that means users don’t have to spend even a buck while calling anyone globally, calls are made from their Data credits and which is an added perk for the users with WiFi connections.
Seeing these statistics, we must appreciate Facebook for taking a smart call of acquiring WhatsApp for US$19 billion. Otherwise, WhatsApp’s growing addiction could have posed threat to the popularity of even world’s largest socials media site.