WhatsApp, one of many world’s most-used messaging providers, hit a brand new milestone on New Year’s Eve: greater than 75 billion messages despatched by its customers. The new document represents probably the most messages despatched in a single day within the chat app’s historical past, a spokesperson advised VentureBeat in an e mail. The earlier document was set in 2016, additionally on New Year’s Eve: 63 billion messages despatched.

The 75 billion quantity included 13 billion photos and 5 billion movies, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp revealed. It could have additionally been pushed by different WhatsApp options, like Status, a Snapchat-like story that disappears inside 24 hours. Status made its debut in February 2017 and is at present utilized by 300 million day by day lively customers. WhatsApp at present has 1.3 billion month-to-month lively customers.

The document was set regardless of an outage that occurred for roughly an hour in varied components of the world, a WhatsApp spokesperson advised VentureBeat in an e mail, although inactivity experiences from customers had been seen for about two hours. According to the positioning DownDetector, the outage was heaviest in western Europe, however complaints of inactivity had been heard in main cities world wide, from Mumbai to London to New York City. An analogous outage was reported in western Europe on New Year’s Eve in 2015.

The document was additionally set although WhatsApp discontinued Blackberry OS and Windows Phone providers on December 31.

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