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There is some buzz around on WhatsApp nowadays. Why should not be? As per the latest article on HuffingtonPost, WhatsApp is setting up new milestones per day. The basic text messaging service that originated in Japan now took over the whole globe. There is also a similar app called "Viber" is in news. 

Facts about WhatsApp as on today:

64 Billion Messages in just 24 hours - Yes, as per data revealed, a total number of text messages sent and received through WhatsApp is just massive 64 Billion. Although it’s a miraculous number, it’s a mere one fact about WhatsApp. 


  • WhatsApp's takeover by Facebook is highest software acquisition in history.
  • WhatsApp's total worth is above what the whole Sony Corporation ($18 Billion) has today.
  • As per analysts, WhatsApp’s record breaking numbers are just above imagination and total wireless industry is in fascination right now.
  • WhatsApp was mere five years old company with just 55 employees at a time of the takeover.
  • More than 1 million users join WhatsApp daily.
  • $100 Billion wireless industry is just mumbling quietly with what WhatsApp is doing nowadays.
  • Huffingtonpost says "WhatsApp's Massively Disruptive Statistics"
On the other side, Federal Trade commission (FTC) approves Facebook-WhatsApp Deal officially on Thursday as per inside facebook report, with some specific stipulations as a stronger note. Even though deal is confirmed now, WhatsApp needs to maintain their pre-facebook privacy levels as it is.

Bureau director Jessica Rich leads about this, focusing on the way that user's data privacy is respected while developing such apps. 

First, if you choose to use data collected by WhatsApp in a manner that is materially inconsistent with the promises WhatsApp made at the time of collection, you must obtain consumers’ affirmative consent before doing so. Second, you must not misrepresent in any manner the extent to which you maintain, or plan to maintain, the privacy or security of WhatsApp user data.
 Hundreds of millions of users have entrusted their personal information to WhatsApp. The FTC staff will continue to monitor the company’s practices to ensure that Facebook and WhatsApp honor the promises they have made to those users.

Sources:  HuffingtonPost, insidefacebook
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