17 Interesting Unknown Facts about Whatsapp & 23 Surprising Facts about Instagram

“What’s Up!” is the source of the name “WhatsApp.” used when Starting a conversation.

WhatsApp is Controlled by just 55 employees for a Billion users.

WhatsApp does not Store any conversation, audio, image or video files on their Servers. Nothing is retained on WhatsApp servers once a message has been delivered to the intended recipient.

The third-most-downloaded Android app worldwide is called WhatsApp.

Jan Koum, the CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp, dropped out of college to work for Yahoo before beginning his own app development project with a friend.

The founders of Whatsapp, Jan Koun and Brian Acton, have never invested in advertisements because they find them to be so offensive.

Jan Koum has a note from Brian that says, “No Ads!,” taped to his desk. Not a single game! Not a Gimmick to maintain their attention on creating a seamless messaging experience.

WhatsApp is Banned in 12 countries around the Globe and this makes WhatsApp the Most banned app in the World.

WhatsApp revealed its Official figures that on average WhatsUp users open the app 23 times or more per day.

The company claims to have added at least 1 million new users to WhatsUp every day.

More than 29 Million Messages are Sent Every Minute a WhatsUp

The founders of WhatsApp rejected Google’s 2014 acquisition offer for $10 million US dollars because they understood the value of the company.

On February 19, 2014, the popular Social Networking website Facebook finally acquired WhatsUp. That day WhatsApp became the Biggest purchase of the Facebook company by Spending an amount of $19 billion.

WhatsApp began as a text messaging app that was meant to be simple to use. In order to boost the app’s value later in 2013, the company decided to add a voice messaging feature.

WhatsApp supports 60 Different Languages

The Net worth of WhatsUp is more than the GDP of Several countries. Surprisingly, the GDP of a mobile app development company has surpassed that of some developed nations, such as Iceland and Japan.

The price paid in 2014 for the acquisition of WhatsApp was more than that of some of the top international corporations. For example, WhatsUp was sold for US$19 billion, but NASA is only valued at US$17 billion.

23 Surprising Facts about Instagram

Initially, it was called ‘Codename’ but the name changed to ‘Instagram’ before it was launched.

The name Instagram comes from a Mashing of ‘Instant camera’ and ‘Telegram’.

Instagram Debuted on October 6, 2010.

The First photo ever posted was by the Co-founder, @kevin on July 16, 2010. The Photo is a Picture of a Dog.

Instagram is the Second most Engaged network, just behind Facebook which takes the Lead. More than 60% of its Users log in on a Daily basis.

In 2012, Facebook paid $1 billion to acquire Instagram. There were only 30 million users on the Platform at the time of its purchase.

According to popularity, the top five countries where Instagram is used are the US, UK, Russia, Turkey, and Brazil.

96% of the Top Fashion brands in the U.S. use Instagram.

Instagram introduced Advertising for select brands in October 2013 but didn’t open up Advertising for all until September 2015.

There are at least 1 Million Advertisers on Instagram.

Instagram has ten times more brand engagement than Facebook, fifty-four times more than Pinterest, and eighty-four times more than Twitter.

In the first 24 hours after Instagram launched its video feature in 2013, 5 million videos were uploaded.

In August 2016, Instagram Stories made their platform debut, and in June 2018, IGTV, also known as Instagram TV, debuted.

The age range of the majority of Instagram users is 18 to 29.

89.5% of Instagram photos are Posted normally with No Filter and Selfies are one of the top uploaded pictures on Instagram.

Instagram posts with at least One Hashtag average 12.6% more Engagement than those Without.

The Best time to post on Instagram for the most Engagement is at 5 PM on Wednesdays.

26% of Instagram users Make more than $75,000 per year.

One hundred million accounts upload a Story on a daily basis where as 95 million photos and videos are shared on Instagram per day.

51% of Instagram users Access the platform daily and 35% say they look at the Platform several times per day.

A Study has Discovered that 8% of all Instagram accounts are Fake.

Due to a flaw in the Instagram security system, over a thousand high-profile stars’ and celebrities’ contact details were exposed on the dark web in August 2017.

In 2017, Instagram was the Most used Network for Cyber-bullying.

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