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

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HQMenlo Park, CA, US
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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

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

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Total Funding

$61.1 m


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 News and Updates

WhatsApp scraps May 15 deadline for accepting privacy policy terms

A WhatsApp spokesperson told PTI that no accounts will be deleted on May 15 for not accepting the policy update.

WhatsApp backtracks on its threat — won’t deactivate accounts for not accepting new policy

WhatsApp said today that it won’t delete or deactivate your account if you don’t accept its privacy policy that’s rolling out on May 15. The Facebook-owned chat app had originally introduced the updated privacy policy in January through a pop-up to users. However, after a major user backlash, it dec…

WhatsApp is doing fine despite months-long backlash over policy update

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary worded notification about a planned policy update. The backlash grew fast and millions of peop…

Delhi HC seeks CCI stand on Facebook, WhatsApp appeals against single judge order on privacy policy

The court had said it saw no merit in the petitions of Facebook and WhatsApp to interdict the investigation directed by the CCI.

Mastercard cardholders can now send and receive money using WhatsApp in Brazil

Starting today, Mastercard cardholders in Brazil can send and receive money to and from friends and family through WhatsApp.
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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.