Monday, March 3, 2014

Effect of IM after Facebook acquired WhatsApp

As you all know, the latest and hot news last week was Facebook acquiring WhatsApp for $19 billion. In case you have missed the news!!
For the Android and iOS users, messaging has become easy so that they can have both. After this effect , IM on internet has captured more than 80% of the market. 

When people started using SMS, they used basic feature mobiles. When people started making new accounts in Facebook, they started chatting feature which made many keep aside SMS service and use Facebook Messenger. 

As Facebook Messenger is free of cost, it is available as an app in the play store to download.

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg says that, the look and feel of WhatsApp Messenger will not be changed and also no change in its privacy settings.The main intention behind buying WhatsApp, according to him, is to connect more and more people to the Internet around the world. 

Also, according to Jan Koum, WhatsApp will add voice calls to its product in the second quarter of the year. Recently, WhatsApp has started allowing its users to use the feature "Hide Last Seen". 
In the coming months, lets hope for the best from both the companies after this major effect. 



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