15 Incredible Facts about WhatsApp
WhatsApp is the most popular and trending App on mobile from all over the world, well that’s nothing new to know. It is the most used app on mobile. Many organizations start using this app as their business tool. WhatsApp was founded in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum in California, both former employees of Yahoo. So now, I will explore the 15 Incredible Facts about WhatsApp you don’t know.
15 Incredible Facts about WhatsApp
#1: Co-Founders was rejected by Facebook
A very few people know that Brian Acton & Jan Koum (Co-Founder of WhatsApp) left Yahoo in 2007, After-that they applied for jobs at Facebook but were rejected. For the rest of the following years, Koum relied on his $400,000 savings from Yahoo. And the most Surprising fact was in 2014, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for US$19 Billion.
#2: Reason behind the name “WhatsApp”
The name ‘WhatsApp’ was suggested by the Jan Koum which derived from What’s Up which denotes the beginning of a conversation to WhatsApp. The app, in the end, stands for the term application.
#3: WhatsApp Earning
We all know that WhatsApp is free to use. But you aware of how much WhatsApp earn? Over 1 Billion of downloads of WhatsApp is only in Android Play Store. WhatsApp has starting subscription fee of 0.99$ per year to every user which makes 2$ Billion in first 13 months.
#4: Number of Employees in WhatsApp
WhatsApp is an 8-year-old company. You will surprise to know that WhatsApp has only 55 Employees and 50 Engineers over billion of users. A small team managing this amazing App so efficiently after the acquisition of Facebook also.
#5: Conversation on WhatsApp
WhatsApp has 1 billion active users daily. According to the survey, WhatsApp process 5 times more messages as per the humans on the planet in a day and 200 Million voice messages sent via WhatsApp daily.
The average amount of time spent by a user on WhatsApp at weekly basis in 195 Minutes.
#6: Language Flexibility
WhatsApp is now available in 32 languages for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows phones. As of now, this is the only messaging service which contains this feature.
#7: Images Shared on WhatsApp
More than 700 Million of images shared on WhatsApp daily. And around 200 M of images are trashed on WhatsApp in a single day. And the 30% of selfies shared on the internet via WhatsApp.
#8: WhatsApp on Computer
WhatsApp launched its Web Client in January 2015. It is the Application through which the users can access their WhatsApp through their computers.
#9: No Data Storage on WhatsApp
WhatsApp doesn’t store your conversation, images, audios, and videos on their server. Once the message gets to deliver to your device, there is nothing left on the server related to your data. You can take backup of your WhatsApp data on Google Drive or iCloud.
#10: WhatsApp don’t sell Ads
After having a billion of Active users over there, WhatsApp doesn’t make any advertisement like Facebook, Google or Instagram. The only way by which WhatsApp earn its revenue is charging the subscription fee from the users on yearly basis.
#11: Marketing Investment of WhatsApp
After the launch of this App in 2009, Company doesn’t spend a penny amount of many in promotion or marketing strategies. All network was built through by the user’s interest and encouragement.
#12: Change the text format
Did you aware that you can change the text of your message that you send? It is an extremely convenient trap when you have to concentrate on a few words or a particular.
- Use star (*) before and after the text to make your text bold.
- Use tilde (~) before and after to make your text strike
- Use underscore (_) before and after the text to write in italic format.
#13: Send Message at once to every contact separately
Here I am not talking about group conversation. You can send the same message to multiple contacts at the same time separately.
Go to Chats -> Broadcast Lists -> New List -> add contacts and write out your message -> hit send. The message and their reply will appear in your private chat with each person, but with a little megaphone icon next to it. Your contacts won’t have any idea that the message was sent to anyone but them.
#14: Profile Picture Prank
Here is the amazing feature which probably you don’t know. You can fool your friends by changing their profile picture. But it’s only a prank as there is no reality behind the changing the display picture.
- Connect your Phone to PC via USB cable
- Go to WhatsApp -> Profile Pictures folder
- Copy your friend’s profile pic name and delete the profile pic.
- Now make an image of size 561 x 561 Pixel dimension.
- Make it horrible or funny so that your friend gets really scared.
- Show him his profile pic on the phone, And leave him to start scratching their mind.
#15: Hide the Blue Tick and stay calm
This is the most common problem which people facing on WhatsApp. Like if you read someone message and you can’t reply to the moment. So there is trick through which you can hide blue tick from the sender and reply whenever you want without any trouble.
Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Untick Read Receipts.
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