WhatsApp Statistics and User Count for 2024

Last Updated on: January 6th, 2024



Here are a few of the most interesting WhatsApp statistics and facts I was able to dig up including restaurant count, revenue totals and employee counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.



WhatsApp Facts

Here is pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about WhatsApp.


WhatsApp Statistics user count and Facts 2023WhatsApp is a messaging application that allows users to send and receive text messages, voice messages, photos, videos, and documents. The app was founded in 2009 by Jan Koum and Brian Acton, and was later acquired by Facebook in 2014.

WhatsApp is available on both iOS and Android devices, and can also be accessed on desktop computers through a web browser. The app uses end-to-end encryption, which means that messages are encrypted and can only be read by the sender and recipient.

Users can create groups to chat with multiple people at once, and can also make voice and video calls through the app. WhatsApp also offers several features such as the ability to set a status, send location, and share contact information.

WhatsApp has become one of the most popular messaging apps in the world, with over 2 billion active users as of 2022. The app is particularly popular in countries such as India, Brazil, and Mexico, and has had a significant impact on the way people communicate and stay in touch with friends and family around the world.

WhatsApp History

  • 2009 – WhatApp is incorporated and launched
  • 2010 – WhatsApp launches for Android
  • 2013 – Voice messaging added to WhatsApp
  • 2014 – Facebook acquires WhatsApp
  • 2016 – WhatsApp ditches the $1 subscription fee and becomes a free app
  • 2016 – WhatsApp desktop launches

WhatsApp Statistics

WhatsApp User Count

How many people use WhatsApp?

2 billion WhatsApp users (2020)


WhatsApp Revenue Totals

Nothing to report yet. Please check back in the future as we update our data as soon as it is made available by the company.

Additional Statistics

How many people use WhatsApp Status:

450 million daily active users (2018)


Amount time spent by WhatsApp users making calls on it each day:

2 billion minutes per day (2020)


Average number of WhatsApp video calls made daily:

over 55 million calls per day (2017)


Average number of WhatsApp video call minutes used per day:

2 billion minutes per day (2018)


Number of daily active WhatsApp users:

1 billion daily active WhatsApp users (2017)


Number of messages sent via WhatsApp daily:

65 billion messages per day (2018)


Number of languages supported by WhatsApp:

60 languages (2017)


Number of video messages sent via WhatsApp daily:

1 billion video messages per day (2017)


Number of photos shared via WhatsApp daily:

4.5 billion photos per day (2017)


Amount that Facebook bought WhatsApp for:

$19 billion


Amount that Google reportedly offered to buy WhatsApp for:

$10 billion


Estimated number of WhatsApp users in China:

2 million WhatsApp users in China (2017)


Number of WhatsApp users in Brazil:

120 million users (2020)


Number of WhatsApp users in India:

500 million WhatsApp users in India (2022)


Number of WhatsApp users in Indonesia:

59.9 million (2019)


Number of WhatsApp users in Mexico:

57.2 million (2019)


Number of WhatsApp users in Russia:

54.1 million (2019)


Number of WhatsApp users in Germany:

43.9 million (2019)


Number of WhatsApp users in Italy:

32.9 million (2019)


Number of WhatsApp users in Spain:

30.5 million (2019)


Number of WhatsApp users in the UK:

27.6 million (2019)


Top country for WhatsApp video calling usage:

India (2017)


Average amount of time Indians collectively spend making WhatsApp video calls daily:

50 million minutes per day (2017)


Number of WhatsApp active users when Facebook acquired them:

450 million monthly active users


WhatsApp’s busiest day ever:

New Year’s Ever 2016 (63 billion messages) (2017)


Number of WhatsApp messages sent on New Years Eve 2017:

75 billion messages


Number of countries that WhatsApp is banned in:

12 countries (2017)


Number of countries WhatsApp is used in:

180 countries (2018)


Number of people using WhatsApp for Business:

50 million users (2020)


Number of WhatsApp users that use it to message businesses each day:

175 million (2021)


Number of WhatsApp users in the Netherlands:

10.9 million (2017)


Percentage of all WhatsApp users that rely on it for news:

15% (2017)


Percentage of WhatsApp users in Brazil that rely on it for news:

46% (2017)


Percentage of WhatsApp users in Hong Kong that rely on it for news:

36% (2017)


Average number of fake accounts WhatsApp bans per month:

2 million (2019)


Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these statistics come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.


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