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Facebook buying WhatsApp messaging service for $16 billion

Facebook buying WhatsApp messaging service for $16 billion

Facebook is buying WhatsApp messaging service for $16 billion, according to a Form 8K filed with the SEC and subsequent announcements by both Facebook and WhatsApp. Facebook will pay $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in Facebook stock for the messaging company. An additional $3 billion in restricted stock units will be granted to WhatsApp’s founders and employees. These shares will vest over four years after the close of the deal. 

WhatsApp updated iOS 7-inspired design, new broadcast messaging lists

WhatsApp updated iOS 7-inspired design, new broadcast messaging lists

WhatsApp users have been patiently waiting for the app’s iOS 7 update to land in the App Store. The wait was worth it as the update landed today and brought with it a host of new changes including an all new design.

WhatsApp’s upcoming redesigned iOS 7 app update shown in video

WhatsApp’s upcoming redesigned iOS 7 app update shown in video

While WhatsApp is a very popular messaging app, its look has started to look quite dated, especially after iOS 7 was released. The company had its iOS 7 update ready in early October, but its beta testing seems to be taking very long, as the update hasn’t showed up on the App Store yet.

Today, WhatsApp’s iOS 7 redesign got shown in a German YouTube video.

Here’s what WhatsApp for iOS 7 will look like

Here’s what WhatsApp for iOS 7 will look like

While WhatsApp is a very popular messaging app, its look has started to look quite dated, especially after iOS 7 was released. The good news is, WhatsApp developers are working on an update that includes the iOS 7 look and feel, as revealed in screenshots shared by a beta tester.

WhatsApp rolling out one-tap voice messaging feature, hits 300 million monthly active users

WhatsApp rolling out one-tap voice messaging feature, hits 300 million monthly active users

WhatsApp, the popular cross-platform messaging app has started rolling out a new voice messaging feature, that will allow users to send audio messages to their contacts with one tap.

WhatsApp also said it has crossed 300 million monthly active users.

WhatsApp: Popular Messaging App For iPhone is now free

WhatsApp: Popular Messaging App For iPhone is now free

A few months back we had noted that WhatsApp will soon move to a subscription model on iOS to bring it in line with other platforms, where the app itself is free but users have to pay an annual fee. Today, the messaging company has put this into effect by making its iPhone app free.

Jailbreak Tweaks To Supercharge Messaging Experience On Your iPhone

Jailbreak Tweaks To Supercharge Messaging Experience On Your iPhone

Messaging is one of the most used features of any mobile device, and the iPhone’s no exception. With a wide range of third-party messaging apps, as well as Apple’s own iMessage service, one spends a lot of time typing into chat windows.

While the messaging experience on stock iOS is reasonable, there’s a lot that can be done to supercharge this experience on jailbroken devices. Below, we list some of the best tweaks to enhance messaging on your iOS device.

Rumor: Google In Talks To Buy WhatsApp For $1 Billion

Rumor: Google In Talks To Buy WhatsApp For $1 Billion

Digital Trends reports that according to “an inside source” Whatsapp, the company behind the popular cross-platform messaging app, could be Google’s next billion dollar acquisition.

There have been rumors that Facebook has also been in talks to buy the mobile messaging startup.

WhatsApp Switching to Subscription Model for New iOS Users Later This Year

WhatsApp Switching to Subscription Model for New iOS Users Later This Year

Popular cross-platform messaging app WhatsApp will soon start charging new iOS users an annual subscription fee, similar to how it earns revenue on other platforms like Android.