Jan Koum: News

17 Jan 2020


Facebook taking U-turn, drops plan to show WhatsApp ads: Report

For more than a year, we have been hearing about Facebook's highly ambitious plan to monetize WhatsApp by showing ads.

14 Jun 2019


WhatsApp co-founder builds $80mn property in America's richest town

If you become a billionaire overnight, how would you spend that truckload of money?

31 Dec 2018


#ThatWas2018: Facebook and its catastrophic run, scandals, and data leaks

12 months ago, Facebook made a promise of fixing issues that marred its reputation and affected its community throughout 2017.

27 Nov 2018


Another high-profile exit of WhatsApp: Chief Business Officer Neeraj quits

In what is sure to hurt WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook, Neeraj Arora, the Chief Business Officer of the messaging app, announced on Monday that he will leave the company.

04 Oct 2018


This is how WhatsApp will start monetizing

WhatsApp, the biggest messaging service in the world, is planning to roll out targeted Ads in its status feature as part of its monetization efforts.

27 Sep 2018


WhatsApp co-founder left $850mn for his morals: Here's why

Since WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton quit Facebook a year ago and then went on to bite the hand that fed him, tweeting, "It is time. #deletefacebook", many questions had remained unanswered.

25 Sep 2018


Instagram co-founders resign, marking another high-profile exit from Facebook

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of photo and video sharing network Instagram, have decided to quit.

13 May 2018


Internet.org VP Chris Daniels to replace WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum

Facebook has announced that Chris Daniels, who is the VP of the company's Internet.org initiative, will replace WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum.

07 May 2018


You might soon start seeing ads within WhatsApp

According to reports, WhatsApp might start showing ads to users once CEO and co-founder Jan Koum leaves the company.

04 May 2018


Neeraj Arora could be the new CEO of WhatsApp

After WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum confirmed that he is quitting the company, reports have surfaced that the popular chat app's next potential CEO could be Neeraj Arora, who's the head of "All Things Business" at the company.

01 May 2018


WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum quits over privacy clashes with Facebook

WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum has confirmed that he is leaving the company.

11 Nov 2017


How can WhatsApp generate revenue for Facebook?

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has one of the world's largest user-bases with over 1.3 billion users.

13 Sep 2017


WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton to leave company

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton took to Facebook to announce he is leaving the company.

11 Aug 2017


WhatsApp UPI payments feature may finally be ready

WhatsApp is finally gearing up for its next big step. With Paytm planning on bringing its messaging service soon, it has now decided to integrate UPI-based mobile payments system into its platform.

24 Jul 2017


Is Facebook's WhatsApp taking a step towards monetization?

Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp doesn't make any money as of now.

18 Jul 2017


Soon, iOS users can watch YouTube videos directly on WhatsApp!

iOS users will soon be able to play YouTube videos directly on WhatsApp, according to WABetaInfo, which claims the feature is under development.

14 Jul 2017


Latest WhatsApp update: Share almost any kind of file

The latest update of WhatsApp makes sharing of files easier. Large documents can now be shared; the update limits the file size sharing up to 100MB.

23 Jun 2017


WhatsApp to bring payments on its platform?

WhatsApp users might soon be able to transfer money via UPI on the platform. The Facebook-owned messaging app is already in talks with SBI, NPCI and other financial institutions to "devise ways to integrate their systems" for the same.

20 Jun 2017


Soon, 'recall' your messages on WhatsApp!

How many times have you sent a message to a boss/ex/relative on WhatsApp, only to regret it the very next second?

04 Apr 2017


WhatsApp's encryption veils terrorists?

The Government of UK is creating pressure on WhatsApp for access to encrypted communications after the Westminister attack.

25 Feb 2017


WhatsApp may soon enter digital payments- CoFounder

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has indicated that the popular messaging app may soon venture into digital payments space.

30 Jan 2017

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