Tuesday, February 25, 2014

WhatsApp? Its Free Voice Calling

After the Facebook takeover of the much likeable SMS and photo sharing service WhtasApp for a phenomenal $19 billion, there are going to be major changes taking place in the format of WhatsApp.

It has been reported that WhatsApp would soon offer free voice calling service starting sometime later this year.

This will provide an alternative to Kik, Viber and Skype and WhatsApp users will have voice calling free service available to them besides sharing photos freely.

Jan Koum, the WhatsApp co-founder and CEO, announced the news during a presentation at Mobile World Congress. Koum said the Internet calling feature would roll out in the second quarter, starting with Android and iOS.

The announcement marked Koum's first public appearance since Facebook announced last week that it plans to acquire WhatsApp for $16 billion. Assuming the deal goes through, Koum will reportedly be worth more than $6 billion.

It may be added that at present WhatsApp now has 465 million users, up from around 450 million users just last week. At this pace, WhatsApp will likely hit one billion users much faster than Facebook did.

Read more about it at: Mashable

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