By early 2011, Whats App was one of the top 20 apps in Apple's U. At a keynote presentation at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2014, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook's acquisition of Whats App was closely related to the vision.According to a Tech Crunch article, Zuckerberg's vision for was as follows: "The idea, he said, is to develop a group of basic internet services that would be free of charge to use – 'a 911 for the internet.' These could be a social networking service like Facebook, a messaging service, maybe search and other things like weather.
If you do not want to waste your disk space on bulky desktop instant messaging applications, such as Microsoft Messenger or Yahoo Messenger, then you really should try out online instant messaging.After months at beta stage, the application eventually launched in November 2009 exclusively on the App Store for the i Phone.Koum then hired a friend who lived in Los Angeles, Chris Peiffer, to develop the Black Berry version, which arrived two months later.Whats App was switched from a free to paid service to avoid growing too fast, mainly because the primary cost was sending verification texts to users.In December 2009, the ability to send photos was added to Whats App for the i Phone. Facebook, which was advised by Allen & Co, paid billion in cash, billion in Facebook shares, and (advised by Morgan Stanley) an additional billion in restricted stock units granted to Whats App's founders, Koum and Acton.Samsung is betting that camera improvements will spur an upgrade cycle to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus.