WhatsApp from 2014 to today: Check how things changed
Since the messaging app WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014, many things have changed. The messaging app started as a simple app that would provide users with easy and cheaper services.
Since the messaging app WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014, many things have changed. The messaging app started as a simple app that would provide users with easy and cheaper services. At the time of the acquisition, WhatsApp said that the partnership with Facebook will allow it to grow and expand faster. WhatsApp in a statement in 2014 said that it was going to lose anything in return. The statement read that it will remain autonomous and operate independently.
"You can continue to use the app wherever in the world you stay or whatever smartphone you use. There would have been no partnership between our two companies if we had to compromise on the core principles that will always define our company, our vision and our product," the statement read.
However, by the time we entered 2019, the stance changed completely!
At the recent F8 developer conference at San Jose, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that “future is private.” Facebook now plans to merge three of its messaging apps — Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp — into one service. Mark said that Facebook wants to build a “modern-day social network built around Messaging.” He was addressing the crowd of 5,000 developers, creators and entrepreneurs at the event.
Zuckerberg said that the company was focusing on private interactions, encryption, disappearing, content and secure data storage. The new changes are expected to allow users to engage with small groups more effectively. Now, the platform is trying to make a design which will help bring people with the same interests in a particular section. The social media giant is also trying to declutter the Facebook pages, he said.
Eventually, users might be able to send WhatsApp and Instagram messages from Messenger. The company is also making status updates more secure, as only people in each other’s contact books will be able to see the status.