It has been almost a year since Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion in stock and cash. WhatsApp now has 700 million users sending 30 billion messages per day, That is in comparison with about 20 billion messages a day sent over SMS. Remember David Marcus (Zong / PayPal) runs this hugely powerful platform now.. What's next?
The gap between WhatsApp and texting is increasing — in almost every market, texting has been in decline since about 2011. Evans, a mobile analyst who works for venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, said that he expects voice calling to be an area for innovation. WhatsApp is rumoured to be adding a Skype-like video calling feature as part of its plan for growth.