WhatsApp which was recently acquired by Facebook is planning to take the battle on to the likes of Viber and other free calling applications. At the MWC 2014, it has just announced that it now has a user base of 465 million and it will finally jump on to the calling wagon in the second quarter of 2014.
Jan Koum who is the CEO of WhatsApp has stated that WhatsApp uses the least bandwidth and this will be a factor that aids the growth of Voice. Voice will be made available on Android and iOS which will be followed by BlackBerry and some of the Nokia handsets.
It has just witnessed an increase in 15 million users after it was bought by Facebook. The news comes on WhatsApp's birthday as it was founded 5 years ago on February 24. WhatsApp will be working in partnership with mobile carriers which will offer special tariffs to access the application. People will end up using a service providers data services instead of their calling services.
WhatsApp will continue to operate in the same manner as it does currently and there will be no marketing and advertisements which will be associated with it. Facebook surely has something in mind with the acquisition which it isn't really letting out of the bag. Let us see which way things turn out for WhatsApp and Facebook in future.