It stated that the app has managed to cater 20 billion sent and 44 billion received messages in mere 24-hour time period.

“New daily record: 20B messages sent (inbound) and 44B messages received (outbound) by our users = 64B messages handled in just 24 hours,” company said on Twitter.

Reports also claim that the daily traffic of this messaging application was around 27 billion messages about a year ago.

Facebook has bought WhatsApp for USD 19 billion. Facebook is betting huge on mobile with the eye-popping cash-and-stock deal for WhatsApp, which was only started five years ago but has quickly grown as a free alternative to text messages.

(JPN)