WhatsApp, one of the most notorious chat apps in the world was just acquired by Facebook for $19 billion. If the news is right, we’ll have a new feature soon: WhatsApp free calls in the second quarter of 2014. The application is getting close competition from Viber, another chat and voice app that was recently bought by the Japanese group called Rakuten.
Facebook has bought the app this Wednesday for $ 19 billion in stock and cash and it hopes to double the number of WhatsApp users in the near future.
The chat app started five years ago with zero customers and now they have 465 million active users worldwide. That figure is considered an excellent performance for a company that never made any type of marketing. Users love WhatsApp because it has no annoying ads. In facts, there are no ads at all (so far).
Jan Koum, the former owner, sayd that there is no change in the scheduled after the late acquisition.