According to data shared by Whatsapp, India sends a record breaking 14 billion messages on New Year eve bidding good bye to Year 2016. People sent greetings to each other in form of SMS and greeting cards through Whatsapp platform.
Total of 63 billion messages were sent on New year Eve and out of these, 14 billion is accounted from India alone. Facebook confirms the news. Facebook owns this mobile message platform Whatsapp. Out of 63 billion messages, 8 billion were images, 2.5 billion were videos.
Facebook accounts for around 1 billion users across the planet out of them 160 million is from India. Whatsapp is a free messaging service with large user database. Source