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9 Major Milestones as Whatsapp Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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The most used messaging platform in the world, Whatsapp, celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this week.

It may be hard to believe that the now Facebook-owned app is already 10 years old but it’s true. Whatsapp has grown considerably over the years to become the giant messaging platform we know it as today. And according to all indications, it keeps growing bigger and expanding to become one of the top social media platforms for business out there.

In a statement released to mark its 10th year anniversary, Whatsapp hinted at new upcoming features in the nearest future.

“We’re excited to continue building features that make Whatsapp even more simple and reliable for everyone. Thank you to all our users around the world for coming with us on this journey.”

To celebrate the anniversary of this premium messaging app, let’s look at 9 major developmental milestones for the platform in the last 10 years:

  • In February 2009, Whatsapp was launched for android and iPhones. By December that same year, the app started its Photo and Video Sharing

  • By June 2010, Whatsapp launched its Location Sharing

  • The app’s Group Chat feature started in February 2011 and by October, they had his 1 billion sent messages daily.

  • August 2013 saw the app kick-start Voice Messages.

  • By June 2014, the app hit 500 million users worldwide, and by October that year, Facebook bought Whatsapp. The year was a busy one as by November, the app started its Read Receipt

  • By January 2015, Whatsapp started “Whatsapp Web” for computers.

  • 2016 saw the app hit 1 billion users every month in February, start End-to-End Encryption in April, launch their Desktop App in May, and start Video Calling in November.

  • By February 2017, the famous Whatsapp Status feature was added to the platform and by June that year, the app was recording about 1 billion users daily.

  • Last year, Whatsapp kick started its “Business App” in January, launched Group Calling in July and in October, they started the use of Stickers on the app.

Happy 10th year anniversary Whatsapp!

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