Two billion people around the world now use WhatsApp. That is about a quarter of all people on earth. The chat app went through the border on Wednesday.
“We are humbled and honoured to reach this milestone,” WhatsApp writes on his blog. In February 2016, WhatsApp reached the 1 billion users limit.
WhatsApp was set up in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum. They had bought a brand new iPhone and thought that people could use the new world of apps to send messages to each other.
Before they started WhatsApp, Acton and Koum applied to Facebook, but they were rejected for a job.
In 2014, five years later, they were satisfied. Facebook bought WhatsApp for around $ 19 billion. At that time, there were ‘only’ 450 million users.