February 24, 2014 7:37am
WhatApp was recently acquired by Facebook for a whopping $16 billion, and many were extremely surprised by the purchase. Jan Koum, WhatsApp CEO, took the stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and declared the app will enter a new space and secure its powerhouse status in the competitive messaging space.
WhatsApp, which has 465 million monthly active users and 330 million daily users, will go head-to-head against other cross-platform apps by offering voice calling like BBM, Skype and Viber. The company noted that voice will first come to Android and iOS sometime in Q2, then rollout to select Nokia (probably the Nokia X) and BlackBerry phones later.