Friday, April 19, 2013
WhatsApp Is Now Bigger Than Twitter - WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging app that's been well known universally since a few years ago. According to the latest report from tech website VentureBeat (VB), mentioned that WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum claimed that WhatsApp is now bigger than twitter.

Here's some excerpts from Koum:

"WhatsApp is now bigger than Twitter with 200 million monthly active users. The company daily processes eight billion inbound messages and twelve billion outbound"

Koum says further in his interview: "We do have a manifesto opposing advertising. We're proud of that. Who likes advertising? We're so bombarded with ads so much in our daily lives and we felt that smartphones aren't the place for that. Our phones are so intimately connected to us, to our lives. Putting advertising on a device like that is a bad idea. You don't want to be interrupted by ads when you're chatting with your loved ones"

When Koum was asked if he would like to convert the app's popularity into significant revenue, the WhatsApp CEO said "Build the platform and the revenue will follow. We're looking forward to a world with billions of phones. And once that happens it's going to be extremely easy to monetize. But a lot more people need to join the smartphone revolution and a lot more people need to buy more goods on their phones. There are plenty of businesses that don't use advertising. We want to be one of them. Our monetization strategy is simple. One dollar a year. If we did something besides that, it would just get in the way. We want a great product and great user experience"

WhatsApp itself is available for almost any types of phones, from java to android or even iPhone are all available. I forgot the address of its official website if you want to take a look, but you can easily find it through Google search.


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