Facebook Acquires Whatsapp

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Mark Zuckerberg who started his plan to create something as viral as never before back in his college times continues his effort of leading the social media addicts to his finger tips.

Facebook Acquires Whatsapp

Facebook announces its next milestone move by declaring Whatsapp as acquired by Facebook for $16 billion. Whatsapp is a famous messenger app on smartphones with much more features embedded to make the communication more convenient for users on the go. They include; sharing images, video, sound clips and instant voice messages. Whatsapp is accessed by smartphone users by 3G or Wifi.

 

One Million People Signup Everyday 

Whatsapp has a huge equity of customers already with a rate of more than 1 million people signing up every day. Currently Whatsapp has a number of more than 450 million active users on each of the famous smartphone platforms including iOS, Windows, Symbian, Blackberry and Android.

Facebook is the King 

Facebook is still the leading social media forum having more than 1.45 million active users according to the statistics summed up by the end of year 2013 while Whatsapp had the highest margin of active users in comparison with Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Gmail. It is assumed one the smart reasons for which Facebook made no time in acquiring Whatsapp.

 

While Mr. Zuckerberg states, “I’ve known Jan for a long time and I’m excited to partner with him and his team to make the world more open and connected.” Jan Koum, Co-Founder and CEO Whatsapp also adds to this by saying, “WhatsApp’s extremely high user 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 people around the world.”

 

As a blogger and technology researcher I have found this as a world alarming decision which created a buzz and thrilled the users to excitement and some to disappointment (talking about the Facebook competitors over here). Apparently this move is forecasted as a great look forward for a better future for both the parties.

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