WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum has actually announced at Mobile Globe Congress 2014 that the company will certainly add voice calling to its preferred messaging system in Q2 2014, reports TechCrunch. The voice service will be contributed to iOS and Android initially, with other systems receiving the update at an unannounced future day.
We make use of the least quantity of data transfer and we utilize the hell from it,” he claimed. “We will focus on simpleness.” Voice will certainly involve Android and iOS first then following on some Nokia and BlackBerry phones, he included.
Koum additionally revealed the prominent cross-platform messaging service has expanded to 465 million month-to-month active individuals and 330 million day-to-day individuals, a boost of 15 million from the statistics launched last December. The business recently was obtained by Facebook in a deal really worth approximately $$ 19 billion, including $ 4 billion in cash, $$ 12 billion in Facebook stock and an extra $$ 3 billion in staff member limited stock systems.
Little will alter for WhatsApp customers following the Facebook acquisition. Koum ensured users the service will remain independent and run separately of Facebook. It likewise will not transform its “no marketing, no ads” approach and will certainly continue to stay reasonably priced with a $$ 0.99 yearly charge after the first free year.