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WhatsApp reaches 2 billion users

WhatsApp is the second app to reach the brand, following in the footsteps of Facebook

O Whatsapp announced on Wednesday (12) that it reached 2 billion users on its platform, being the second application to reach the mark. The other is Facebook, which currently has 2.5 billion, and reached the 2 billion mark in 2017.

The announcement was made on the platform's official blog, in which they thanked and reaffirmed their commitment to protecting the privacy of their users.

?WhatsApp was born with the aim of offering a simple, reliable and private service. We will continue with the same initial commitment: to help connect the world with privacy and protect the personal communication of 2 billion users worldwide ?

The statement also mentions that the political encryption of social network data is a ?necessity of modern life? so that private conversations are left only with the user.

The technology divides opinions because it also "hides" what happens inside the platform, and many claim a lack of transparency. In 2018, the company opted to limit message forwarding after the spread of rumors and false news.

?For your privacy, end-to-end encryption works like a digital lock that guarantees the security of the information you send and receive via WhatsApp. This technology helps protect you from hackers and other digital criminals. Messages are stored only on your device and on your recipients' devices. Nobody even WhatsApp can read your messages or listen to your calls. Your conversations with friends and family are just between you. ?

Whatsapp in Brazil

Brazil and India are the main consumers of WhatsApp worldwide (Photo: Reproduction)Brazil and India are the main consumers of the social network worldwide (Photo: Reproduction)

In Brazil, the Whatsapp was the most used app in 2019, according to a report by Annie App. Worldwide, he has led the way in the world ranking of active users. In addition, it ended last year as the most downloaded application in the world, with 850 million downloads.

It is worth remembering that it was recently announced that the WhatsApp Pay, the payments application within the platform, will be activated in the near future in several countries, such as Brazil.

According to Mark Zuckerberg at an investor conference, using the WhatsApp Pay "As easy as sending a photo". and the idea that it be integrated into the Facebook Pay framework, which is the social network's payment platform.

The idea is to make money transfers or payments compatible with different credit card brands. Currently, the feature works only in the United States, but the idea is that it will be available worldwide.

And you? What did you think of the novelty? You use Whatsapp? Leave your opinions in the comments.

Sources: TechCrunch and Whatsapp Blog