Facebook’s acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, is by far Mark Zuckerberg-led company’s largest acquisition and bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple Inc have ever done.
Facebook said it is keeping WhatsApp as a separate service, just as it did with Instagram, which it bought for about $715.3 million in two years ago.
Facebook has just acquired whatsApp for $19billion. Here is an social networking site which is a decade old and the other is a messaging app which is not even 5 years old,so that bring a question on my mind does Facebook want to take over the social world ? after even acquire Instagram almost two years ago .
quite similar to Facebook and here are the few similarities
You can block a number ,like a friend on Facebook
You can also update status here just like you do on Facebook
thats not all you can share photos,upload videos and change profile picture regularly
but the difference is its one of the most popular “messaging app”which is used instead of SMS in today time .
WhatsApp is available on free download on Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Nokia, and Windows smartphones. All Android phones running the Android 2.1 and above, all BlackBerry devices running OS 4.7 and later, including BlackBerry 10, and all iPhones running iOS 4.3 and later.
Also a drawback of whatsApp is you can’t sent friend request like you do on Facebook as once somebody as your contact and whatsApp he can already view your profile the details like your ,status,pictures .Since you are on his/her contact and if you too are on whatsApp .WhatsApp Inc. was founded in 2009 by Americans Brain acton & Jan koum (CEO) who are ex-employees of Yahoo !