10 Amazing facts about WhatsApp

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10 days after Facebook announced the purchase of WhatsApp, check out these 10 incredible facts about this incredible service.

10 days after Facebook announced the purchase of WhatsApp, check out these 10 incredible facts about this incredible service.

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  • 1. 10 Amazing facts about @al_hernando
  • 2. What’s up? WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows users to exchange messages -and much morewithout having to pay for them. It is cool, right?! @al_hernando
  • 3. Founded in 2008 Brian Acton Who? Jam Koum WhatsApp was founded by two guys who spent combined 20 years doing geeky stuff at Yahoo! Inc. before starting WhatsApp.
  • 4. Where? Founded in the heart of Silicon Valley. Already translated to 32 languages. Available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phones and Nokia. @al_hernando
  • 5. 55 Employees 32 engineers in the team, which means, 1 to 14 million ratio of developers to active users… @al_hernando
  • 6. 430 million 430 of monthly active users 400 350 300 250 200 Apr’13 Jun’13 Aug’13 Oct’13 Dec’13 …and growing, WhatsApp is adding over 1 million new users each day. @al_hernando Jan’14
  • 7. 72% users check the app everyday In contrast, the industry standard is between 10% and 20%, and only a handful of companies top 50%. The average number of times that users check the application is 23 times per day @al_hernando
  • 8. 50 Everyday Whatsapp processes billion messages …an average user sends more than 1000 messages per month @al_hernando
  • 9. 500million images sent per day An average WhatsApp user uploads 40 photos, sends 7 videos & 13 voices messages per month @al_hernando
  • 10. Facebook announced on 19th February the purchase of WhatsApp in a $19Billion deal. It means $ 42 per WhatsApp user. WhatsApp reportedly earned total revenues of about 20 million last year. @al_hernando
  • 11. How are they doing the money? WhatsApp is free for the first year. After that, it charges $ 0.99 for continued service. Not too much? Pure Subscription Revenue Model. $ @al_hernando 0,99/per year
  • 12. Whatsapp may be worth more than $19 Billion Analysts predict that WhatsApp could reach 2Bn users and generate ARPU of $2,50 at 80% margins. @al_hernando
  • 13. @al_hernando February 2014