The wildly popular messaging service Whatsapp announced it reached 300 million active users, as well as the rollout of a new push-to-talk feature.
Blackberry Messenger will be making its way to Android this summer, but isn’t it a little too late to bring this aging app to a platform with plenty of decent alternatives?
Speaking today at D: Dive Into Mobile in New York City, CEO Jan Koum broke the news that WhatsApp is now used by over 200 million monthly active users. On an average day, they see 12 billion outbound messages, and 8 billion inbound messages.
A WhatsApp exec told a publication that the company isn’t selling to Google, thus denying recent reports that suggested the Search giant would be paying around $1 billion for the popular messaging app.
A Digital Trends report suggests that Google and Whatsapp have been in talks over the past few weeks to discuss a potential acquisition.
The Verizon Messages app has been updated to support cross-platform SMS messaging. The app works on smartphones, tablets and PCs (via browser).
WhatsApp for Android has been updated to use the Holo theme in its UI as part of a new beta version that’s available for download on the official web site.
WhatsApp has pissed off the Canadian and Dutch governments because it collects people’s phone numbers, whether they’re a user of the service or not.
There’s no doubt that WhatsApp is more widely used than ever now, but if you’re wondering just how popular it has become – look no further than the stats that the developer has shared on Twitter.
No one likes paying for text messages, right? And there’s only so many things you can do with an SMS. No photos (that’s called MMS), no location sharing, no read receipts, nothing that you’d associate with modern instant messaging platforms. That’s why we can’t help but love called Viber.