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Facebook-owned WhatsApp today announced that people sent 63 billion messages on New Year’s Eve, setting a new record for the app that lets people have chats and make voice and video calls.
Within those 63 billion messages, there were 7.9 billion images and 2.4 billion videos, a WhatsApp spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email.
For the sake of comparison, Messenger and WhatsApp combined were sending 60 billion messages per day, Facebook cofounder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said at the company’s F8 developer conference in April, as the Verge reported.
The SMS message protocol was at one point handling 20 billion messages per day, Andreessen Horowitz’s Benedict Evans wrote in a 2015 blog post.
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