It almost seems like Facebook is the ruler of the universe, doesn’t it? In 2012, Facebook bought Instagram for a whopping $1 billion (!!!) and now, Facebook is the official owner of “WhatsApp.” For how much was WhatsApp sold, you may ask? Wait for it… $19 BILLION dollars. Holy. Moly.

WhatsApp is a text messaging application available on Android as well as iPhone iOS. Not only can people text message on this app, but they can also send pictures, audio messages and their location. This app seems pretty convenient for people who don’t want to spend a ton of money on text messaging.

It isn’t surprising that Facebook bought WhatsApp because it is extremely successful. In total, has accumulated 450 million users monthly.

Read the full story here.

-Chris Peña/CBS Radio Programming Intern


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