Facebook purchase WhatsApp for $19 billion, but expect nothing to change

imageWhatsApp, one of the largest messaging platforms in the world, with traffic that surpasses that of the SMS network, has just agreed to be purchased by Facebook in a $19 billion deal.

WhatsApp is one of the most active developers on Windows Phone, and has a team working hard on bringing their app to parity with their iOS and Android versions.

Those Windows Phone users who are concerned that this may come  to an end under Facebook ownership do not have to worry.

The companies will continue to act independently, and WhatsApp has promised nothing will change, saying:

WhatsApp will remain autonomous and operate independently. You can continue to enjoy the service for a nominal fee. You can continue to use WhatsApp no matter where in the world you are, or what smartphone you’re using. And you can still count on absolutely no ads interrupting your communication. 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.

Read more about the deal at TechCrunch here.

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