If you can't beat them, buy them; Facebook acquires whatsapp for $19 Billion

$hadow

Geek in making
It is like Mark Zuckerberg what's app account validity was coming to an end so he thought I should buy WhatsApp for saving my money on its validity extension.
 

theserpent

Firecracker to the moon
Umm..guys it clearly states whatsapp will operate as it is,It will just be a facebook company,So I highly doubt they will do this intergraton sh!t
 

rakesh_ic

Cyborg Agent
Umm..guys it clearly states whatsapp will operate as it is,It will just be a facebook company,So I highly doubt they will do this intergraton sh!t

I dont think they are dumb enough to integrate FB with Whatsapp as you pointed it out. If they do, they can safely advertise it as RIP whatsapp.
 

theserpent

Firecracker to the moon
I dont think they are dumb enough to integrate FB with Whatsapp as you pointed it out. If they do, they can safely advertise it as RIP whatsapp.

Exactly.
Both messenger and WhatsApp will live.
Messenger will just take some features from WhatsApp thats it
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
what I see is just like microsoft bought skype ...now skype can have windows live id as login ID ...your skype chat can be done from live mail ...all skype list can be added to live contact list and skype chat can be read from live mail ID

I just dont want my whatsapp chat to be registered any where other then my mobile ...
 

mobimonkey

Broken In
I loved the whatsapp simplicity and hated the Facebook privacy issues. Dont know what will happen after this. Hopefully it will be worst :-D
 

Vyom

The Power of x480
Staff member
Admin
I don't justify this purchase. But just like bigger fish eats small fish to survive this news comes as a less shock.

Its obvious that since Snapchat rejected the offering from FB, Mark's ego was hurt in a way that he bought WhatsApp even it meant paying this insane amount for it. Either that or WhatsApp really have the kind of user data that Facebook wants to churn its algorithm on.

Either way, time to move on from WhatsApp.
WhatsApp: You will be missed.
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
I just joined Whatsapp a month ago and now this happens. :(

With 19 billion USD they should make it totally free and let it remain ad free too.
 

anirbandd

Conversation Architect
I don't justify this purchase. But just like bigger fish eats small fish to survive this news comes as a less shock.

Its obvious that since Snapchat rejected the offering from FB, Mark's ego was hurt in a way that he bought WhatsApp even it meant paying this insane amount for it. Either that or WhatsApp really have the kind of user data that Facebook wants to churn its algorithm on.

Either way, time to move on from WhatsApp.
WhatsApp: You will be missed.

not so fast.. lets see if the terms of use change in the months to come...

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I just joined Whatsapp a month ago and now this happens. :(

With 19 billion USD they should make it totally free and let it remain ad free too.

exactly same case here.. joined ~3months ago.. and now this. :|
 

TechMaster2

Right off the assembly line
Yeah, Facebook bought whatsapp for $19 Billion. Please correct this one. And As per me its good things, but yeah, our privacy on whatsapp we'll lose. The important thing is I just hate ads, but okay on fb. If fb will implement it on whatsapp our life will be hell. Lets hope MArk will come with some new things for us. Congrats Fb to own Whats app!
 

$hadow

Geek in making
But still using BBM will be a pain I uninstalled it last week coz of it's battery drain issue. What's app never drains battery at least in my case.
 

amjath

Human Spambot
Sh*t I bought the 3 years extension purchase an year ago, my money is wasted :'(

Google reportedly offered $10 billion for WhatsApp | The Verge

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...t-spent-19-billion-on-a-messaging-app/283959/

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Facebook started showing its colours, but not completely
WhatsApp has released a new update (v2.11.169) for Android that brings with it some new privacy options. You can now choose who can see your ‘Last seen’, profile photo and status message. You can let everyone see it, only your contacts see it or set it so no one can see it.

The iOS version of WhatsApp has had the ability to hide the Last seen status since forever but it’s only now that the Android version received it. But along with it, it also got the ability to hide the profile photo and status message, that iOS version does not yet have.

There are several other changes, as well. The mute functionality has been improved and now finally works as it should. Previously, even if you muted a group, you would still see the notifications. Now, muting the group makes it completely silent and only when you open the app would you know you have new messages from a group. Unfortunately, there is still no permanent mute option and the maximum duration you can choose is still one week.

You can now also pay for a friend. You can choose from 1, 3 or 5 year subscription option and gift it to a friend using Google Wallet, PayPal or sending payment link. Lastly, the notification options for broadcast messages have been removed but you can still send broadcast messages.

The new WhatsApp update for Android is not yet available on the Play Store but you can download the APK from the link below.
http://blog.gsmarena.com/whatsapp-for-android-update-brings-updated-privacy-settings/
 
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