Posts Tagged ‘WhatsApp Messenger’

WhatsApp is, beyond question and doubt, one of the most popular IM apps across all smartphone platforms. Its massive success was what prompted Facebook to cough up billions of dollars in order to acquire the instant messaging service with its 500-million strong user base. WhatsApp enjoys its success for the quality of the service that it provides (especially over the competition), and soon it will be adding more to its arsenal, in the form of voice calling.

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Google’s Android Wear initiative may be in the midst of what could be called a false start, but that problem maybe alleviated once the big software companies start to integrate wearable support into their apps. Two giants of the messaging world have done just that over the last couple of days, with both Facebook and WhatsApp issuing updates to their Android apps that give Android Wear, err, wearers a little taste of the future.

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Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp for $19 billion has taught us a lot of things, and while the focus has been mainly upon the breathtaking sums of money involved in this particular transaction, WhatsApp’s swift 5-year rise, and the dogged, determined nature of one Brian Acton, the acquisition has made apparent the fact that Facebook is up there with the big boys when it comes to spending. Indeed, hitherto, it has been Google stumping up the cash to acquire large firms such as Motorola, and intriguingly, Fortune is reporting that the search giant once placed $10 billion on the table in an offer to buy WhatsApp out.

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Facebook has just made waves in the tech world by announcing that it is to purchase the popular WhatsApp Messenger for an eye-watering $16 billion. The huge sum, which will comprise of $12 billion in stocks and $4 billion in cold, hard cash, just made the news by means of a press release, and although we’ve witnessed many high-profile tech acquisitions over the past few years, this is easily the most astonishing.

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As well as bringing a plethora of new features and options to its user base, iOS 7 also carried a visual overhaul, with most of the UI elements having been altered in what has been an extermination job on the previously omni-present skeuomorphism. As such, developers have been readily updating their apps to comply with the new look, and while many of the major devs have already pushed their new, aesthetically adjusted versions, the famed cross-platform WhatsApp Messenger remains very much in the era of iOS 6. New leaked screenshots, however, offer a flavor of what could be in store once that update does finally make the App Store, and just like the Messages app, it appears clean and in-keeping with the rest of the OS.

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Free apps are great, especially when they normally cost money. If they’re as useful and as popular as WhatsApp, well, that’s just a bonus isn’t it? Now the every-popular cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp Messenger for iPhone is free, you owe it to yourself to give it a whirl.

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