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Facebook-owned WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app, has reached another milestone. On February 12, 2020, WhatsApp announced through a blog post that it supports more than two billion users around the world.

WhatsApp had reached the milestone of one billion active users on February 1, 2016.

It has amassed 1.5 billion active users in February 2018.

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This milestone is yet another for WhatsApp as last month WhatsApp became the second non-Google app to achieve the mark of 5 billion installs on Play Store.

The app was founded in January 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum and was sold to Facebook on February 19, 2014, for approximately $19.3 billion.

WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart reiterates that WhatsApp has no plans to disable encryption on its service.

“For all of human history, people have been able to communicate privately with each other, and we don’t think that should go away in a modern society,” he told to The Wall Street Journal.

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