WhatsApp reaches 2 Billion users
By Guardian Exclusive
14 February 2020 | 2:24 pm
WhatsApp has reached 2 Billion users two years after announcing a 1.5 Billion mark. The free messaging service and ad-free application was purchased by Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion.
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