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
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WhatsApp Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

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, 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

WhatsApp's Web-traffic and Trends

WhatsApp Online and Social Media Presence

WhatsApp News and Updates

WhatsApp officially launches its app for businesses in select markets

 WhatsApp today officially launched its new WhatsApp Business app in select markets, including Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S., ahead of its planned worldwide rollout. The addition of business profiles and new messaging tools aimed at business customers is part of the company’s broad…

WhatsApp Business finally rolls out for Android — and it’s totally free (for now)

After years of waiting and limited trials, businesses finally have their own WhatsApp solution. The company today launched the simply-named WhatsApp Business, available on Android devices as a free download. The app provides some of the basic functionality you’d want from a business app. You can cre…

WhatsApp launches standalone Android app for businesses

WhatsApp has been increasingly wooing businesses of late, recently announcing it was to start verifying business accounts, while last year it announced it was working on a new business-focused app. And today, the company officially launched the WhatsApp Business app for small businesses on Android, …

WhatsApp inches closer to revenue plan with accounts for businesses

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Messaging application WhatsApp said on Thursday that it would begin allowing business accounts for the first time, a step that brings the free service closer to a plan that would make money for its corporate parent, Facebook Inc .

Kaspersky Labs blames the Italians for Android spying app

The research team over at Kaspersky Labs has unveiled Skygofree to the world, an app which it has described as one of the most powerful spyware tools it has encountered to date.

Kaspersky reveals 'most advanced' Android spyware

Skygofree malware reportedly allows attackers to steal WhatsApp messages from unsuspecting victims.
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WhatsApp Company Life and Culture

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