WhatsApp yesterday evening announced a new record for daily messages handled in 24 hours of 64 billion: 20 billion sent and 44 billion received. That’s a growth of 10 billion messages since January.
new daily record: 20B messages sent (inbound) and 44B messages received (outbound) by our users = 64B messages handled in just 24 hours.
— WhatsApp Inc. (@WhatsApp) April 2, 2014
Oddly enough, early this morning the messaging service experienced its second widespread outage since being acquired by Facebook for $16 billion in February, according to reports on Twitter and CanadianOutages.com:
The downtime was relatively short and service looks to be back up and running for its over 450 million monthly active users. Did you experience downtime with WhatsApp this morning?