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.

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Menlo Park, US
WhatsApp was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, US
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Key People/Management at WhatsApp

Matt Idema

Matt Idema

Chris Daniels

Chris Daniels


WhatsApp Office Locations

WhatsApp has an office in Menlo Park
Menlo Park, US (HQ)
1601 Willow Rd
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WhatsApp Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$61.1 m


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

WhatsApp Operating Metrics

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

Messages Sent per Day

60 b55 b60 b

Monthly Active Users

450 m1 b1.20 b1.30 b1.50 b

Photos Shared Daily

3.30 b4.50 b

Users (India)

160 m200 m
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WhatsApp Online and Social Media Presence

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WhatsApp News and Updates

The secret world of India’s competitive sudoku players on WhatsApp

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A million Indian users are testing out WhatsApp’s payments feature

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WhatsApp might be working on a ‘real’ Windows app ahead of the Surface Phone

WhatsApp is one of few developers that consistently delivered updates to its Windows Phone app, but a report by Windows Central suggests WhatsApp is actually getting ready to deliver a proper desktop app as well. Cncept art for a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) version of WhatsApp showed up on Beha…

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The government just pieced together 16 pages from Michael Cohen's paper shredder and obtained thousands of his encrypted messages

Federal prosecutors said in a Friday court filing that they've pieced together 16 pages worth of content from President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen's paper shredder. The FBI also was able to obtain more than 700 pages of Cohen's encrypted messages and call logs. Cohen is under inv…

How a major stock exchange is using Telegram to help sell mutual funds

On Monday (June 11), mutual funds (MF) worth nearly a million dollars were bought on BSE StAR MF. A dedicated distribution platform for MFs at…
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