WhatsApp has become a very popular service, and people around the world enjoy it every single day. Due to its popularity, there are several noteworthy things worth mentioning about it. As a matter of fact, here are five things, in particular, worth noting that you might have been unaware of.
1. WHATSAPP WAS FOUNDED BY MEMBERS OF YAHOO
Way back in 2009, the company was founded. The interesting part, though, is that it was founded by two former employees of Yahoo. Jan Korum and Brian Acton, the aforementioned Yahoo employees, previously had been rejected by both Facebook and Twitter. However, this didn’t cloud their vision and it led them to create WhatsApp.
2. THERE ARE SECURITY ISSUES WITH WHATSAPP
Would it shock you if I told you that WhatsApp has some serious security issues? If you don’t want to take my word for it, though, then take the word of Mcafee. This service can be hacked into very easily, and it should lead you to be a little more cautious when using it.
3. FACEBOOK BOUGHT WHATSAPP
What’s so ironic about this is that the co-founders of WhatsApp were both rejected by Facebook. Then, years later, Facebook ends up purchasing their company. Facebook actually issued a press release, and they revealed that the deal between the two was around $19 billion.
4. THEY DON’T SPEND MONEY ON MARKETING
To ensure that the company keeps their minds focused on delivering a pure messaging service, Korum actually keeps a note on his desk. This note reads, “No Ads! No Games! No Gimmicks!” and it has led to the company spending no money on any sort of marketing.
5. THEY HAVE THE MOST USERS PER ENGINEER
As of 2013, the service had been sending out around 27 billion messages per day. Also, around 450 million users use this app every day, and the company has around 55 employees.