Line's user base jumps by 2 mln during WhatsApp outage

Tuesday 25 February 2014 | 09:13 CET | News
Line Corporation, the operator of the Line call and messaging app, said it clocked up a new daily record of 2 million new users in 24 hours after WhatsApp suffered a network outage over the weekend. During the WhatsApp outage, Line's new daily user registration spiked at a rate of five times more than usual in North America, South America, and Europe. The company says that despite the surge, it did not experience any technical issues.

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Companies: Line / WhatsApp
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