Facebook and WhatsApp is ready to work together in Mountain View

Facebook is buying mobile messaging provider WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock. This acquisition has been announced by Facebook co-founder and chief executive officer, Mark Zuckerberg on his page on Wednesday, the 19th February, 2014. He stated that WhatsApp
will complement Facebook’s existing chat and messaging services with new tools providing a strong network effect in communication around the world.As a part of the deal, WhatsApp co-founder and chief executive officer Jan Koum will join the board of Facebook and the entire WhatsApp team will be working under Facebook in Mountain View.

WhatsApp Messenger is a kind of cross-platform mobile messaging app allowing people to exchange messages without having to pay extra for SMS. This is generally available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia, etc. WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that people use for email and web browsing, so no extra cost arises to message and stay in touch with friends. This App also facilitates creating groups and exchanging each other unlimited image, video and audio media message.

This deal will definitely make communication services on Facebook more convenient and helpful to people around the world. In his announcement, Mark Zuckerberg said that WhatsApp is a simple, fast and reliable mobile messaging service used by over 450 million people on every major mobile platform and more than 1 million people sign up for WhatsApp every day and it is on its way to connecting one billion people.

However, WhatsApp will be continuing to operate independently within Facebook as the product roadmap of WhatsApp will remain unchanged. Zuckerberg stated that they are going to work hard to help WhatsApp grow and connect the whole world. He expects that WhatsApp will add their efforts for Internet.org, partnership to make basic internet services affordable for everyone. According to him, Facebook Messenger is widely used for chatting with Facebook friends and WhatsApp for communicating with small groups of people. Since both serve such different but important uses, they will continue investing in both and making them each great product for everyone.

Mark Zuckerberg thrilled to express that Jan Koum and his WhatsApp team have done amazing work to connect almost half a billion people and so, he cannot wait for them to join Facebook and help Facebook connect the rest of the world.

Now people are cheerful as WhatsApp, the largest messaging service in the world, will now work with Facebook and the best services of communication will be easily available for the communities in the world.

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