WhatsApp is a freeware and cross-platform instant messaging service for smartphones. It uses the Internet to make voice calls, one to one video calls; send text messages, images, GIF, videos, documents, user location, audio files, phone contacts and voice notes to other users using standard cellular mobile numbers. All data are end-to-end encrypted. Whatsapp also incorporates a feature called Status, which allows users to upload photos and videos to a 24-hours-lifetime feed that, by default, are visible to all contacts.

Parent Company
Mountain View, US
WhatsApp was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Mountain View, US

Key People/Management at WhatsApp

Jan Koum

Jan Koum

Co-Founder & CEO
Matt Idema

Matt Idema

Chief Operating Officer

WhatsApp Office Locations

WhatsApp has an office in Mountain View
Mountain View, US (HQ)
650 Castro Street, Suite 120-219

WhatsApp Financials and Metrics

WhatsApp Summary

Founding Date


Total Funding

$60.3 m


In total, WhatsApp had raised $60.3 m. WhatsApp is a subsidiary of Facebook

WhatsApp Operating Metrics

Feb, 2014Nov, 2016Feb, 2017Jul, 2017

Monthly Active Users

450 m1.2 b1.3 b

Daily Active Users

350 m1 b

Users (India)

160 m200 m

Photos Shared Daily

3.3 b4.5 b
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WhatsApp Median Salaries

Source: 53 public H-1B filings from WhatsApp

Traffic Overview of WhatsApp

WhatsApp Online and Social Media Presence

WhatsApp News and Updates

WhatsApp Launched Its Live Location Feature: What You Need to Know

WhatsApp users can share their location with friends in real time.

The CPaaS approach to better business messaging

There’s more to getting through to customers in the way they want, when they want, and how they want than simply jumping on the instant messaging bandwagon. The post The CPaaS approach to better business messaging appeared first on Computer Business Review.

WhatsApp’s Live Location feature lets friends track each other in real time

WhatsApp has announced a notable new feature today, one that may prove popular with millions of security-conscious, nosy, and impatient people globally. Landing on both Android and iOS “in the coming weeks,” the new Live Location feature allows WhatsApp users to share their real-time location with f…

Zimbabwe has a new “minister of WhatsApp” whose first job seems to be to stop WhatsApp

Correction: Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this story included a claim Zimbabwe’s government had issued WhatsApp rules. It has not. Harare,…

UK government continues quest to ruin the reputation of encryption

Amber Rudd is a woman on a mission, and that mission is to mutilate the reputation of platforms like WhatsApp in the pursuit of the destruction of end-to-end encryption.

UK says WhatsApp lets paedophiles and gangsters operate beyond the law

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Britain said WhatsApp's end-to-end encryption communication services allowed paedophiles and organised crime groups to operate beyond the reach of the law and called on the messaging service to move faster to help governments catch offenders.
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WhatsApp Company Life and Culture

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