Facebook has bought over WhatsApp for USD 19 billions (RM 62.8 billions).
WhatsApp is the most popular cross-platform messaging app for smartphones. Currently it has more than 450 million users and adding a million more everyday.
WhatsApp currently giving user a year's service free of charge, and USD $1.00 a year thence after.
I found it very useful and convenient - sending text messages, pictures and video instantaneously free of charge. One dollar annual fee is relatively cheap.
It is Facebook's strategy to retain young people under its wing. It is a trend that young users are gravitating towards photo-sharing and mobile messaging.
Facebook would buy up any possible rival threatening its future. It has bought over Instagram in 2012 for USD 1 billion.
Maybe my recent move to teach senior citizens to use social media must has some bearing towards Facebook's move....(hahaha). I am putting more senior citizens into Facebook !
I just started 2nd computer class for senior citizens yesterday (Thursday). Three of them had joined Facebook after the first lesson.
I reckon they are kites put to the sky by me ... to see a broader world on a higher ground. They are very pleased and proud of themselves.
Young people, please give way, we are coming to Facebook !
|Computer class (2) 电脑班（2）|
我有使用WhatsApp，它可以传送文字短讯、语音讯息、照片及影像，非常的方便。它的Group chat (组谈室），非常的有用。