Tag: WhatsApp

UPDATE – Yes, WhatsApp is down

UPDATE – Yes, WhatsApp is down

It isn’t just you, WhatsApp does seem to be down for a lot of users. People are reporting they can’t send or receive chats and it just shows “Connecting”. As there is no “fix” for this, symptoms lead to an issue with WhatsApp servers. UPDATE: WhatsApp came back up around 22:30 Wednesday evening, a statement from the company was issue shortly after service was restored. “Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all […]

WhatsApp will stop supporting older phones at the end of the year

WhatsApp will stop supporting older phones at the end of the year

Millions of people use WhatsApp, in fact nearly a billion people are using the ever popular service to communicate for work and with friends. But now the company has revealed that by the end of 2016, a number of older handsets won’t be able to run WhatsApp. Any phone that’s running iOS 6 or earlier, Android 2.3 Gingerbread or earlier and Windows Phone 7 or earlier won’t be able to […]

WhatsApp is dropping charges to be completely free

WhatsApp is dropping charges to be completely free

Good news, WhatsApp has backtracked on its decision to charge for the use of the service, now earlier today the company has announced that to make the app more accessible to people and for people not to lose their messages and to do that it needs to be a totally free service, in the past it has been free for one year then $0.99/69p a year there after. The co-founder […]

‪‎WhatsApp‬ is now more popular than texting

‪‎WhatsApp‬ is now more popular than texting

WhatsApp, the popular messenger app is now more popular than normal SMS texting. The app has now overtaken traditional texting by 50% when comparing the amount of messages sent each day. Also WhatsApp now has a staggering 700 million active monthly users, which has seen a massive increase from the 50 million in April last year. Ofcom has revealed that the forgotten SMS has seen a decline in the amount […]

Facebook have bought WhatsApp for $16 billion.

Facebook have bought WhatsApp for $16 billion.

Facebook announced that they are purchasing WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps for about $16 billion. The move “accelerates Facebook’s ability to bring connectivity and utility to the world,” Facebook said. Despite the acquisition WhatsApp will still operate and remain independent, Co-Founder and CEO Jan Koum will join Facebook’s Board of Directors. This isn’t new for Facebook, to make high value purchases; They purchased Instagram for $1 billion. WhatsApp has over […]