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 m1.30 b1.20 b1.30 b1 b1.50 b1.50 b2 b

Photos Shared Daily

3.30 b4.50 b

Users (India)

160 m200 m400 m
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WhatsApp Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

88/100

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WhatsApp Online and Social Media Presence

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WhatsApp Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    A-

    76/100

  • CEO Rating

    A+

    95/100

  • Compensation

    C+

    67/100

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WhatsApp News and Updates

WhatsApp Issues Serious Warning To Stop Millions Of You Leaving

New warning impacts tens of millions of users after recent backlash...

Here’s what happens to your WhatsApp account if you don’t agree to privacy changes by May 15

If you don’t say yes to the Facebook-owned app’s update, you’ll have limited access to your account. WhatsApp is updating its privacy policies, and if you don’t agree to the changes by May 15, you’ll see some limitations on your account.Read Full Story

WhatsApp details what will happen to users who don’t agree to privacy changes

WhatsApp said earlier this week that it will allow users to review its planned privacy update at “their own pace” and will display a banner to better explain the changes in its terms. But what happens to its users who do not accept the terms by the May 15 deadline? In an email to one […]

Committed To Protect Privacy Of Personal Conversations Across India: WhatsApp

WhatsApp recently faced a volley of questions from the government after it informed users that it was updating its privacy policy.

WhatsApp Is Pushing Ahead With Its Controversial Privacy Update Despite User Backlash

WhatsApp has confirmed that it is pushing ahead with the controversial privacy policy changes that sparked a massive backlash against the Facebook-owned messaging app.
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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.