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Technological advances and communications have always gone hand-in-hand. In this era, where smartphones and messaging services have transformed into the list of necessities of life, the world has literally has shrunken in size.
Among all the ways of virtual communication, text messages or SMS became very popular due to its convenience but it comes with a price! However, the current trend of texting – WhatsApp, enables users to exchange unlimited multimedia messages at no cost.
In just five years, WhatsApp has built a communication service that supports over 400 million monthly active users worldwide and 320+ million daily active users. Whatsapp has 70% active users, a number even more than the social networking giant Facebook, which has 61% existing users.
Facebook declared today its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp in cash and stock. It is an amazing landmark for the company’s co-founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton. This would lead the firm in the market for messaging.