Today was another breaking news day when Facebook officially announced that they are going to acquire the instant messaging giant and our favourite WhatsApp. This is interesting and you will about know why is it so? Facebook has cracked the deal at price of 19 billion dollars.  The WhatsApp messaging service will be owned by Facebook just like the company bought Instagram last year. Facebook has also given an official statement that ” WhatsApp’s core messaging product and Facebook’s existing Messenger app will continue to operate as standalone applications. ”

Now things to gossip about is, one of the co-founder of WhatsApp, Brian Acton has posted a tweet way back in 2009 which says ” Facebook turned me down. It was a great opportunity to connect with some fantastic people. Looking forward to life’s next adventure. ” and that same year he had co-founded the world’s greatest instant messaging platform named WhatsApp. Currently Jan Koum is the CEO of WhatsApp and he will be in the Facebook’s board of directors.

On their official post by Facebook Mark Zuckerberg said that ” WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people. The services that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable, I’ve known Jan for a long time and I’m excited to partner with him and his team to make the world more open and connected. “.

In a reply Jan Koum said that ” WhatsApp’s extremely high user engagement and rapid growth are driven by the simple, powerful and instantaneous messaging capabilities we provide. We’re excited and honored to partner with Mark and Facebook as we continue to bring our product to more people around the world. ”

Facebook’s 19 billion dollar deal to make the world more open and connected is WhatsApp if we brief here. We don’t have to worry much as WhatsApp will work stand alone without affecting its service.

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