WhatsApp is one of the most popular direct messaging apps which is also acquired by the famous social media platform “Facebook”
Facebook bought WhatsApp in the year of 2014 for and reported that it made over $19 billion, now they successfully hit the mark of 2 billion users worldwide level.
WhatsApp announced their achieved milestone in their official Twitter handle account on Wednesday, WhatsApp said that their service has allowed friends to stay in touch with their families to share their tender moments with each other. And WhatsApp has also helped co-workers to collaborate and businesses to grow.
In the post-WhatsApp also highlighted the app’s end-to-end encryption, which is more about “keeping all of the information you send over WhatsApp secure” and it is also helping protect you from hackers and criminals.
Every private message sent using WhatsApp is secured with end-to-end encryption by default. Encryption acts like an unbreakable digital lock that keeps the info you send over WhatsApp secure, helping protect you from hackers and criminals. 6/10
— WhatsApp Inc. (@WhatsApp) February 12, 2020
As the government scrutiny is increasing over time, digital encryption that many claims enable criminals to conduct their illegal activities with impunity, the company said it was working with “top security experts, industry-leading technology to stop misuse as well as provide controls and ways to report issues — without sacrificing privacy”
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, The CEO of WhatsApp Will Cathcart, explained WhatsApp’s commitment to privacy concerns saying that WhatsApp will not give in to persistent demands from governments for disabling encryption feature on its service.
However, he did say that the WhatsApp will assist law enforcement agencies with their investigation by providing metadata as it deems fit.
Cathcart also claimed that WhatsApp will soon be compatible with other Facebook services which includes Messenger.