WhatsApp from Facebook has crossed the 2 billion users mark now. It becomes just double from that of users in 2016. In the span of four years, WhatsApp has seen a growth of a half-million every two years.
In a blog post, WhatsApp announced the milestone. Though WhatsApp connects the world in a private manner, it becomes a challenge for developers to meet security as breaches are very normal today.
Strong encryption is a necessity in modern life. We will not compromise on security because that would make people less safe. For even more protection, we work with top security experts, employ industry leading technology to stop misuse as well as provide controls and ways to report issues — without sacrificing privacy.WhatsApp
The post further talks about the end-to-end encryption of messages that the conversation of a user will keep up to the user only. Even the company can’t read any user’s conversations.
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. WhatsApp will provide metadata when it is useful for an investigation.Will Cathcart, WhatsApp CEO told The Wall Street Journal