WhatsApp operates as a cross-platform mobile messaging company. Its communication application allows users to exchange unlimited text and multimedia messages, such as audio, video, and photo messages without having to pay for short messaging service fees. The Company's application supports iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Windows, Nokia, and Symbian platforms.a

Employee Rating

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TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanyFacebook
HQMenlo Park, CA, US
Founded2009
Websitewhatsapp.com
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
WhatsApp was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA, US

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Key People/Management at WhatsApp

Matt Idema

Matt Idema

COO
Wael Salloum

Wael Salloum

Head of Data
Jeremy Apple

Jeremy Apple

Counsel, Compliance and Regulatory
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WhatsApp Office Locations

WhatsApp has offices in Menlo Park, Austin, Gurugram, Hyderabad and in 2 other locations
Menlo Park, CA, US (HQ)
1601 Willow Rd
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WhatsApp Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2009

Total Funding

$61.1 m

Investors

In total, WhatsApp had raised $61.1 m. WhatsApp is a subsidiary of Facebook

WhatsApp Operating Metrics

Feb, 2014Jan, 2016Nov, 2016Feb, 2017Jul, 2017Nov, 2017Dec, 2017Jan, 2019Jul, 2019Feb, 2020

Messages Sent per day

60 b55 b55 b60 b65 b

Monthly Active Users

450 m1.3 b1.2 b1.3 b1 b1.5 b1.5 b2 b

Photos Shared Daily

3.3 b4.5 b

Users (India)

160 m200 m400 m
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WhatsApp Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

82/100

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WhatsApp Online and Social Media Presence

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WhatsApp Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    B

    69/100

  • CEO Rating

    D+

    62/100

  • Compensation

    C+

    66/100

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WhatsApp News and Updates

Former WhatsApp CBO Neeraj Arora launches HalloApp, a relationship-based social network

Neeraj Arora took to social media platform Twitter to announce the launch of HalloApp, which bills itself as the 'first real relationship' network.

WhatsApp banned 2M Indian accounts during May 15-June 15 period

In the report, WhatsApp said it had received 345 reports in total, cutting across categories such as ban appeal, account support, product support, safety issues and others.

WhatsApp banned 2 million accounts in India, disclosure under new IT rules shows

According to WhatsApp, more than 95% of the accounts that were banned had engaged in "bulk messaging."

WhatsApp Channel for Banking and finance (Abhinav Paliwal)

1 out of 5 people on the planet already use Whatsapp. Not only does this messaging app has a massive...

Facebook Dodges EU Ban on WhatsApp Data Use as Scrutiny Heats Up

Facebook’s EU Privacy Watchdog Urged to Probe Data Sharing

WhatsApp launches its multi-device capability in beta, upto four devices can be connected simultaneously

According to the official statement, four devices apart from the phone can be independently connected to WhatsApp with the launch of this feature.
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WhatsApp Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was WhatsApp founded?

    WhatsApp was founded in 2009.

  • Who are WhatsApp key executives?

    WhatsApp's key executives are Matt Idema, Wael Salloum and Jeremy Apple.

  • How many employees does WhatsApp have?

    WhatsApp has 862 employees.

  • Who are WhatsApp competitors?

    Competitors of WhatsApp include Snap, Twitter and Viber.

  • Where is WhatsApp headquarters?

    WhatsApp headquarters is located at 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park.

  • Where are WhatsApp offices?

    WhatsApp has offices in Menlo Park, Austin, Gurugram, Hyderabad and in 2 other locations.

  • How many offices does WhatsApp have?

    WhatsApp has 6 offices.