Almost a year ago, WhatsApp announced that more than one billion people were using its service every month to talk to their friends and relatives. Today, the company has announced that its messaging service is being used by over 1 billion active users on a daily basis.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps on the planet, and for iOS users the app has been updated to add a few new tricks.
Facebook has been fined $122 million by the European Commission for misleading the EU regulators with incorrect information when it acquired WhatsApp in 2014. Back then, Facebook had said that it won’t be able to link the profiles of users on WhatsApp and Facebook.
While WhatsApp allows users to call their friends via the app, it is also possible to record and send voice messages within a conversation. This usually comes in handy when you’re in a place where you can’t type such as while driving.
Late last year, WhatsApp further beefed up the security of the chat logs that it uploads to iCloud. Since late 2016, WhatApp has been secretly encrypting the backups using a special key created by the app before being uploaded to iCloud.
The latest update to WhatsApp has added the ability for Siri to read out latest messages for iPhones running is 10.3 or higher.
As per people familiar with the matter, WhatsApp is going ahead with its plan to monetize its offering. It was revealed a few months ago that the company was in touch with businesses so as to finally start earning revenues out of its massively popular IM application. The plan involves businesses directly getting in touch with users of WhatsApp.