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The search giant offered to buy Whats App for billion, which, luckily, Whats App declined.
Just a few months later, the company was sold to Facebook for nearly double of what Google was offering.
They brought in an i OS developer Igor Solomennikov, and founded Whats App Inc. The founding duo of Whats App always wanted to make a simple app that focused on one main feature, with no unnecessary gimmicks that distract from the main purpose.
This is the reason why Jan Koum keeps Brian Acton’s note that reads “Jan Koum and Brian Acton’s hatred towards ads is best shown by the fact that their company hasn’t invested a dime in advertising since its inception.
below, the app has managed to remain near the top of the list of the most popular messaging apps for nearly 10 years now, and it seems to be stronger than ever.
All projections point to an upward trend in the number of its users, revenue, and most importantly, user satisfaction.
Even 84% of Argentinians use Whats App as their primary messaging smartphone application.
Returning from the trip, the duo realized the potential that i Phone’s app store had for new messaging apps that allow some personalization.
Most people would expect a company that has over 1 billion users to have thousands of employees, but Whats App surprises us once again.
The obvious one was to run ads on the platform, but as we already established, the founders were strictly against this.
The next logical step was to involve somehow business users, which was accomplished at the beginning of 2018.
Whats App’s market value exceeds the GDP of numerous countries around the world.
Some of them come as no surprise, such as countries from the Balkans, but Whats App also appears to be more successful than some of the countries that top the lists of life satisfaction, such as Iceland.
The 1.5 billion active users that Whats App has are spread across the globe.