Setback for WhatsApp users? As Facebook integrates apps, big disappointment likely
WhatsApp has so far been a great experience for billions of users globally where there are no ads in-between chats, no distractions like promoted posts and in-app pop ups, but an integration with the rest of Facebook family of apps may mar the beauty of this end-to-end-encrypted mobile messaging platform.
Facebook inches closer to integrate all his services
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg vs WhatsApp Co-founders
Both WhatsApp co-founders -- Brian Acton and Jan Koum -- have quit a couple of years back over alleged difference of opinion with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over data privacy, encryption and issues line monetizing the platform, which they always wanted to remain free from distractions and work like a pure, independent chat experience. Photo: Reuters
WhatsApp co-founders speak against Facebook move
In an interview with Forbes, Acton explained that a disagreement on monetising WhatsApp was the reason he quit Facebook and gave up $850 million on the table. Both Acton and Koum never wanted WhatsApp to become a platform full of ads, tweak its encryption standards or merge it with other apps. Photo: Reuters
What Zuckerberg wants post-integration of Facebook services?
Integration benefit that Zuckerberg is looking at
The move will let the social networking giant tout higher user engagement to advertisers, further ramping up its advertising division that has taken a hit in recent days as more and more brands leave the platform over its inaction to check harmful posts especially from the political leaders. Photo: IANS