Zuckerberg said he thinks WhatsApp will become the largest messaging platform in the world.
Chairman & CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, estimated that the number of service users WhatsApp will reach 3 billion people in the near future.He mentioned that Facebook is prepared to spend billions of dollars for more people to benefit from access to the Internet, from all over.
“I think WhatsApp is the most popular text messaging platform in the world and believe that the service will connect two or three billion people,” said Zuckerberg, quoted by Bloomberg.
Approximately 1.3 billion people use the services currently offered by Facebook, equivalent to almost half of the population connected to the Internet. “We think Facebook has a responsibility to provide access to the internet more and more people, even if you have to spend billions of dollars for it,” said Zuckerberg. Facebook announced in February, taking WhatsApp messaging service, in exchange for 19 billion . This is the largest acquisition of a start-up in recent years, with more than 1 billion dollar deal that Facebook has taken Instagram in 2012 or $ 8.5 billion acquisition of Skype by Microsoft.
At that time, Zuckerberg estimate that the service will be used by a billion users, a figure that seems more easily achieved after August, but the number of people using the application was 600 million. Anyway, even if other messaging services vertiginously reach that number, WhatsApp messaging application is still the leader in top, without any troubles. Zuckerberg believes that using the application in exchange for a dollar will recover the investment made by facebook which was 19 billion.