WhatsApp sets new record with 27 billion messages in a day

The company handled 10 billion inbound messages and another 17 billion outbound messages in just 24 hours.

WhatsApp running on iOS.
WhatsApp running on iOS. Screenshot by Steven Musil/CNET

WhatsApp, the mobile service that has established itself as a free alternative to texting, has reached new heights.

The company announced on its Twitter page on Wednesday that in the previous 24-hour period, it had set a new one-day record of handling 27 billion messages. According to the company, its users sent over 10 billion messages during the period, and received 17 billion messages.

WhatsApp has been growing by leaps and bounds. On December 31, the company hit a new record for itself of handling 18 billion messages in a day.

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