The Company announced on 23th June 2016, that 100 million voice calls are made every day on its messaging app everyday, that’s over 1,100 calls a second! No mean feat, considering that the company rolled out WhatsApp Calling to Android and iOs only in April 2015.
“Today, more than 100 million voice calls are made every day on WhatsApp – that’s over 1,100 calls a second,” it added. Company said it is working to make the feature even better in the months to come.
WhatsApp founder Jan Koum recounted his experience and inspiration behind the calling feature. On a Facebook post, he wrote, “When I first moved to the USA, making a phone call to friends and family that I left in Ukraine was a frustrating process. You had to pick up a phone that was connected to a wall and hope that the person you were calling was near their phone on the other end. Years later, mobile phones began to make this a bit easier, but switching SIM cards and worrying about your mobile plan still made it challenging to call home. Since the early days of WhatsApp, we’ve worked to tear down the boundaries that stand between people staying. in touch with their friends and family. A little over a year ago, we made it possible to make calls using WhatsApp – for those times when it’s important to hear a voice on the other end of your phone. Today, we’re proud that people are making 100 million calls a day on WhatsApp !!”
With the success of the voice calling feature, it is possible that the company could be working towards video calling, making it a complete communication bundle for users. WhatsApp already has over a billion users, which gives it an edge over rivals in getting abundant users onboard. The company hasn’t made any official statement on the matter, but if anything as such is in the pipeline, we’ll know for sure.