I woke up this morning to the crazy news that Facebook had bought Whatsapp for $19 billion dollars. Not $19 million (which still would have been an exorbitant amount of money), but $19 BILLION dollars.
I have been using Whatsapp daily for the past two years. I definitely see the benefits that Whatsapp has to offer compared to standard text messaging. Some benefits include considerably faster messaging, free messages to overseas users, and ability to use the service when only Wi-Fi is available.
Honestly, I am a little bit disappointed that Facebook has purchased Whatsapp. I‘m scared that Facebook is going to turn Whatsapp into an ad-filled and message-storing platform. I have really enjoyed using Whatsapp because of its simple and ad-free easy to use design and I don’t want that to go away because of the new Facebook takeover.
What are your thoughts on this purchase? Are you a regular Whatsapp user? Is $19 a reasonable price for Whatsapp?