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Apparently more people are using WhatsApp's Status feature, which is basically Snapchat Stories for WhatsApp, than they are Snapchat itself.
WhatsApp has this week launched two new apps for the popular messaging service, one that'll bring mobile messaging to desktop with a brand new Windows and Mac app.
Earlier this week at Facebook's F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook's Messenger app and WhatsApp process over 60 billion messages a day, three times more messages than SMS.
WhatsApp has announced today that the popular messaging application will not be supported on Blackberry and a number of Nokia devices by the end of this year.
Let's face it, communication through the Internet is a pretty big thing nowadays, whether it's chatting through WhatsApp or organizing meetings and other things through Gmail, at least one seventh of the world's population are communicating online, and that's a pretty big deal.
What's that? WhatsApp actually costs money to use? Well, yes and no. WhatsApp is a free app for the first year of use, from then on, you used to have to fork out $0.99 each year in order to continue using it. Though more often than not, WhatsApp would reset the clock meaning the free time rolled over for another 12 months. Not that it matters any more as they've completely ditched the fee, though promise to remain ad-free.
This week WhatsApp became the second non-Google app to reach one billion downloads joining Facebook, the messenger services parent company. Facebook acquired Whatsapp in September 2014, and though things haven't really changed, the company must be proud that many have flocked to download the messenger app.
Almost a year ago now WhatsApp announced plans to roll out a voice calling feature to their popular chat app and now finally it seems to be landing in some users' apps, though there's no official word from WhatsApp on a limited roll-out.
In December, rumoured surfaced suggesting that WhatsApp might be landing on the web, and as of yesterday that rumour became a reality, if you happen to use both Google Chrome and the WhatsApp app on Android.
While the US President, Barack Obama, is currently pushing for a new law in order to keep our information private from snoopers if the company we've given them to gets hacked, the UK Prime Minister is more concerned about NOT being able to read our private messages, and if he wins next year's general election, could push for a ban on the likes of Snapchat and WhatsApp.
If you've ever been in the position where you're at your PC, but someone keeps messaging you on WhatsApp causing you to switch from PC to phone as you try to manage work/play with a conversation on your mobile, then you'll be interested to know that a web-version of WhatsApp could be on the way allowing you to stay glued to your PC no matter who's messaging you.
In a subtle, but significant, update users of popular mobile messaging app, WhatsApp, will now be able to see when their contacts have read their messages...
Following February's announcement that Facebook would acquire the popular mobile messaging app WhatsApp for a cool $19 billion, the deal has finally been officially completed. This follows regulator concern that the deal would have on the competition it seems everything has been worked out in the end.
Facebook owned mobile messaging app, WhatsApp, has just hit another big milestone this week and are celebrating the fact that they've just hit 600 million monthly active users, according to CEO and founder Jan Koum. That's a pretty impressive number considering that its active users and not registered users which is much higher number.
WhatsApp is clearly one of the most popular mobile messaging services available on Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Sybian, and Windows Phone. Following the recent acquisition by Facebook the SMS alternative has shown no signs of slowing down. In January this year, the company revealed that their users sent out 50 billion messages in 24 hours, now, that number has grown by 14 billion in just a few months.
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