WhatsApp was founded in 2009 by two former employees of Yahoo!, Brian Acton and Jan Koum. Five years after the messaging app was acquired by Facebook for the monstrous sum of $ 19 billion, and in a short time has become the chat is more used in the world with over 1 billion users daily. Both Koum that Acton have taken on a role within the social network, but soon one of the two has said it is ready to leave to pursue their own projects.
“After 8 years to WhatsApp, ” wrote Acton in a post on your profile Facebook – I decided to move and start a new chapter of my life, which will focus on the boundaries of the non-profit, technology and communications”. Within the company, of Menlo Park, Acton, he led the team of engineering (engineering and design) and to date has not been yet announced his replacement. The announcement of the co-founder of WhatsApp, comes just days before the official nature of a service dedicated to companies. The new tool allows brands to have a more direct relationship with customers, and although at the moment is free, it is likely that in the future it will become paid. For those who use WhatsApp only for chat and therefore do not have a profile verified, it will not change absolutely nothing.