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WhatsApp to add voice services next quarter

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Feb 2014 22:07

WhatsApp to add voice services next quarter WhatsApp has announced today that the multi-platform messaging app will soon add voice services.
The company was just acquired last week by Facebook for $19 billion and the new announcement is almost equally as big for the customer's 465 million customers.

CEO Jan Koum made the announcement at the MWC event in Barcelona. WhatsApp will now better compete with Line, BBM, KakaoTalk and of course Skype, each of which offers some sort of voice services.

WhatsApp voice will hit Android and iOS first, followed by some Lumia devices and some BlackBerry devices, says the executive.

Koum also added that the company will keep growing as planned, even with the massive Facebook purchase. "There are no planned changes and we will continue to do what we set out to do, even after the acquisition closes," Koum said. "Still no marketing."

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