WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends.

In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.

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

Key People at WhatsApp

Jan Koum

Jan Koum

Co-Founder & CEO
Brian Acton

Brian Acton

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 Data 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

Nov, 2016Feb, 2017May, 2017

Users (India)

160 m200 m

Monthly Active Users

1.2 b

Messages Sent per Day

60 b

Daily Active Users

175 m

WhatsApp Median Salaries

Source: 53 public H-1B filings from WhatsApp

WhatsApp Online and Social Media Presence

WhatsApp News and Updates

WhatsApp Company Life and Culture

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