10 Crazy WhatsApp Facts You Probably Didn’t Know


10 Crazy WhatsApp Facts Probably Didn’t Know

10 Crazy WhatsApp Facts Probably Didn’t Know

WhatsApp, the messaging platform that cost Facebook $19 billion dollars when it was acquired back in 2014, remains the most-used IM service with its parent’s own platform – Messenger – following suit. And while you (probably) use it every day, there might still be some things that you don’t know about its operations or what you can do inside the app. Here are ten things you likely don’t know about WhatsApp:

1. 1 billion downloads with 5 people

The messaging service hit the 1 billion downloads mark on Android back in March last year, and WhatsApp co-founder and CEO Jan Koum posted in response that the team working on the Android version was just five people in total.

10 Crazy WhatsApp Facts Probably Didn't Know

2. The company’s co-founders were rejected by Facebook and Twitter

Both Jan Koum and Brian Acton – who earlier worked together at Yahoo – were rejected by Facebook and Twitter in interviews, before they went full-time with WhatsApp. Imagine how different the world would be if even one of those interviews had gone better.

10 Crazy WhatsApp Facts Probably Didn't Know

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