WhatsApp acquired by Facebook for about $19 billion deal
A million dollar news for all the WhatsApp & Facebook lovers. The most immense social networking site “Facebook” acquires the most widely used instant messaging service “WhatsApp” . Yes, you heard it true!!
Facebook has recently announced that they owned the world’s most growing instant messenger service, “WhatsApp” for a worth of $19 billion. And the team of WhatsApp will now be a part of Facebook. They will work for Facebook in future.
Distinction of WhatsApp!!
Around 450 million people uses WhatsApp and around 70 % of them are daily active users, eventually they uses it as their default messenger. According to them the users of this application are growing drastically,& currently adding about 1 million active users everyday.
Words of Jan Koum, WhatsApp co-founder and CEO,”WhatsApp’s
extremely high engagement and rapid growth are driven by the simple, powerful and instantaneous messaging capabilities we provide. We’re excited and honored to partner with Mark and Facebook as we continue to bring our product to more around the world”.
What the co-founder and CEO of Facebook said?
“Our mission is to make the world more open and connected. We do this by building services that helps people share any type of content with any group of people they want. WhatsApp will help us do this by continuing to develop a service that people around the world love to use everyday” Said by Mark Zukerberg.
The brand name of “WhatsApp” will remain be intact, its headquarter will still remain in Mountain View, CA. Jan Koum(co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp ) will join Facebook’s board of directors.
WhatsApp as an instant messenger has around 315 million active users globally. Usage stats of WhatsApp, coverup in around many countries of the world including India, Brazil & South Africa. Shows how it is the most popular and the most widely used messenger service. The application would be ad free, like before. Facebook will lookup, how far they can increase their growth of revenue by using Whats-App, of course by making some changes in it. It would be interesting to know what changes will Facebook, forge into it, for making it more reliable for the customers. As of now, WhatsApp core messaging product and Facebook’s existing Messenger app will continue to work as stand-alone application.[wpsr_sharethis]