Instagram and WhatsApp are both getting group video calls soon

Kerry GarnerMay 03, 2018

Facebook announced that it will launch group calling on WhatsApp "in the months ahead".

Facebook-owned popular instant messaging app WhatsApp rolled out the voice call feature to its users back in 2015. The team is stronger than ever and it'll continue to do awesome things. Facebook has done a tremendous job in fostering loyalty to its key employees and retaining them, as several key members of the company have remained in the organisation ever since its inception and this move could see a break in this pattern.

The CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, has chose to leave parent company Facebook as he was apparently unhappy with privacy decisions being made by the social media empire. "Those values will always be at the heart of WhatsApp".

Sandler estimated that WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger could now combine for revenue of roughly $11 billion by 2020. Koum obscured that motive in his note that says, "I'll still be cheering WhatsApp on - just from the outside", according to Tech Crunch.

But Koum also may have been embroiled in a rift with Facebook management over the parent company's voracious appetite for personal information and WhatsApp's dedication to user privacy, according to the Post report.

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On Monday, Koum announced that it was time for him to "move on". In attendance will be more than 5,000 app software developers, some of whom may be WhatsApp users.

Facebook has been the centre of a lot of attention following the Cambridge Analytica scandal where, allegedly, private data of users was sold.

Its business model is based on getting more people hooked on the service and allowing advertisers to promote their products to those users.

Subsequently, it was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for a figure of a whopping $19 billion, which is its largest acquisition till date.

With the recent data privacy concerns at Facebook, Jan Koum saw that his vision of WhatsApp has been largely altered and that may have prompted his decision to quit Facebook. Acton left Facebook in November, and has publicly supported the #DeleteFacebook movement since.

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