06/01/2017 2:29 PM IST | Updated 06/01/2017 2:36 PM IST

Indians Sent 14 Billion Messages On WhatsApp On New Year's Eve

32 percent of the messages were in some form of media.

Dado Ruvic / Reuters

NEW DELHI -- On New Year's Eve, 14 billion messages were exchanged through WhatsApp in India, 32 per cent of which were in some form of media, the instant messaging app said on Friday.

The number of messages shared on the platform on New Year's Eve is even higher than the last record set during Diwali when eight billion messages were sent in one day, WhatsApp said.

A total of 3.1 billion images, 700 million GIFs and 610 million videos were sent on WhatsApp on the occasion.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has more than 160 million monthly active users in India. It has a total of over a billion users across the world.

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