1,100 calls are now made every second on instant messaging platform

In a new reveal, the instant messaging platform has stated that 100 million calls are now made on the platform every other day.

Whatsapp CEO. Jan Koum.

Back in February, WhatsApp announced that there were now about 1 billion users on the Facebook-owned platform.

In a new reveal, the instant messaging platform has stated that 100 million calls are now made on the platform every other day. That’s about 1,100 calls per second.

Speaking on the feat via his Facebook page, WhatsApp CEO and Founder, Jan Koum, said, "When I first moved to the USA, making a phone call to friends and family that I left in Ukraine was a frustrating process. You had to pick up a phone that was connected to a wall and hope that the person you were calling was near their phone on the other end. Years later, mobile phones began to make this a bit easier, but switching SIM cards and worrying about your mobile plan still made it challenging to call home. Since the early days of WhatsApp, we've worked to tear down the boundaries that stand between people staying in touch with their friends and family. A little over a year ago, we made it possible to make calls using WhatsApp – for those times when it's important to hear a voice on the other end of your phone. Today, we're proud that people are making 100 million calls a day on WhatsApp!"

In the time since WhatsApp debuted its video call, the platform has been banned for various periods of time in various countries with protests from traditional telecom companies.

The platform has continued to grow and video calls are expected to be available soon on the world's most used instant messaging platform.

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