Published on December 3rd, 2012 | by Olukunle Moses1
Facebook in the process of Acquiring WhatsApp
Mark Zuckerberg is at it again, during the Facebook stock fall, he made his research and observed where the company had made its mistake, promising his shareholders, ads customers and users, he said that very soon, Facebook is going to get back on his feet and serve the media to its best. One of the measures he decided to take was to concentrate more on developing the mobile platform because polls showed that the largest percentage of the world Facebook users, access the platform from their mobile devices. One of the strategies it had recently decided to use is by acquiring WhatsApp.
Facebook makes moves to acquire WhatsApp
A report we recently got revealed to TechCrunch that Facebook is already in negotiation to acquire the cross platform mobile messaging app, WhatsApp. This deal will definitely shoot up the Mark Zuckerberg’s mobile strategy, which he had been looking forward to expand. More about the price and the time of acquisition had never been made available. Both companies had declined to make anything public at this time.
WhatsApp is a messenger that offers its messaging service across platforms, low end mobile phone are not supported, but Symbian owners can still make use of it, it supports: iPhone, Blackberry, Symbian, Nokia S40, and Windows Phone.
The free messaging platform was launched in 2009, founded in the heart of Silicon Valley by Tyler and Brian, they had worked for Yahoo for 20 years, according to them on the WhatsApp blog. And their aim was to create a better SMS alternative on smartphone, the ones that would not sell ads. Ads disorganize the whole platform, no one will ever want to go and sleep and watch ads to go to bed, and people get happier by the people they chat with.
WhatsApp offers a one year free mobile messaging service, and user will later start using the service for a very cheaper rate.
WhatsApp is a very good messenger, the platform is designed just like the interface to the BBM, and it even offers more features, the juicy part of it is that it is able to work across platform, and not limited to one. You can own an iPhone and chat with your friend that owns a BlackBerry or Android phone. It’s a bad news that you will later start paying for the service after a year of free usage, but we never can tell, as Facebook is on the verge of purchasing WhatsApp Inc, the supposed premium may become free.
Are you a fan of this cross platform mobile messenger? Is it good news if Facebook acquires WhatsApp?
Let me have your view on this issue in the comment box below!