Around 70 billion WhatsApp messages will be send during New Year’s Eve worldwide. That predicts Whatsappen.nl based on previous figures.
The number concerns sent messages only. Because one message can have multiple recipients, for example in WhatsApp groups, the total number of messages to be processed is much higher.
Last year, co-founder Brian Acton told Whatsappen.nl that WhatsApp takes more measures every year to handle all the messages. The company increases capacity and a team is on stand by in the event that anything happens.
Last New Year’s Eve went very smooth for WhatsApp. During 2015-2016, the messaging service was out of service for a while and the three years before went smooth.