WhatsApp crosses 5 billion downloads on Google Play Store

The Facebook owned private messaging app, WhatsApp crosses 5 billion downloads on the Google Play Store making it the second non Google app to achieve this target.

WhatsApp Google Play Store

The first non Google app to cross this mark was Facebook but it managed to do that through partnership with smartphone manufacturers that included the app in their phones out of the box.

Most apps that are above the 5 billion download mark are Google apps but they already come pre-installed in all devices and always have been.

WhatsApp is the second non Google app to achieve this target. Sensor Tower recently published a report based on which, WhatsApp is the most downloaded app globally with 850 million downloads just in 2019 alone.

WhatsApp has improved greatly in the last few months, introducing new features to stay ahead of the competition.

The most awaited features currently are the Dark mode or Dark theme for WhatsApp which is reportedly under testing and has been released to quite a few beta users and is expected to come out to the stable version very soon.

Read more: WhatsApp new features – Disappearing Messages, Dark mode.

Another upcoming feature of the app includes Disappearing Messages which was first thought to be released to both private and group chats but a new report by WABetaInfo states that the feature has been renamed to Delete Messages and will only be available to Group Chats and to only admins of the group.

The latest beta of the app also reveals a new feature called Animated Stickers that is said to come to the stable release very soon.

Read more: WhatsApp beta gets animated stickers and more features.

Like all online services, even WhatsApp has its ups and downs and yesterday was one of them with the app not working for majority of people across the world.

Most people came to Twitter because they were unable to share media across the app and for some the app wasn’t working at all.

Read more: WhatsApp is down with people unable to share media.

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