This Wednesday, February 12, WhatsApp informed through its official blog that they have reached the record number of 2,000 million users in the world.
On the occasion, the Facebook messenger service also made a statement to talk about the advances they have made in terms of platform security, where they assured that the use of video calls, fingerprints to protect income and other measures, have contributed to the public confidence.
“Private conversations that were previously only possible in person, can now be done regardless of large distances through chats and video calls. There are too many special and significant moments that occur on WhatsApp and we are grateful and honored to be able to reach this goal.
We know that the more connections we enable, the more we will have to protect. As our lives unfold online, protecting our conversations is more important than ever, ”they said.
WhatsApp also value the implementation of end-to-end encryption on the platform.
“This acts as a digital lock that cannot be broken and protects the information you send on WhatsApp, helping to protect you from hackers and criminals. The messages are only stored in your phone, and nobody can read your messages or listen to your calls, not even us. Your private conversations stay between you and your recipients.
End-to-end encryption is a necessity in modern life. We will not compromise the security of the platform because we do not want people to feel unprotected. For added protection, we work with the best security experts, employ leading technology in the industry to stop possible abuses, and offer controls and channels to report problems, without sacrificing privacy, ”they added.
Finally, the communication company that is now owned by Mark Zuckerberg, thanked users for their preference.
“WhatsApp began with the goal of creating a service that was simple, reliable and private for users. Today we continue with that commitment as when we started, to help connect the world privately and protect the personal communication of two billion people around the world, ”were his final words.