One of the world’s largest 3rd party messaging applications is being picked up by Facebook. This purchase is one to shock a lot of people because it seemed to come out of nowhere. This purchase is going to cost Facebook $19 Billion in cash and stocks and the company promises to keep the application alive separately from Facebook itself just like they did with Instagram. While the price tag seems extremely high, the WhatsApp does have over 450 Million active users. With it costing Facebook over $42 per user, they better have some amazing plans for the 3rd party messaging app.

After the news broke about Facebook buying the company, Forbes broke the news that Google had offered to buy the company around 6 months ago. It looks like Google offered them $10 Billion for their application but that just wasn’t enough for the company. Even after they turned down the offer Google offered the company money to just notify them if anyone else started looking to buy the company; again WhatsApp turned this down.

So what do you think Facebook has in store for WhatsApp? Let us know your thoughts below!

Source | Facebook Newsroom | Forbes

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(Founder | Editor-in-Chief) - I am currently a student at the University of Nevada, Reno getting my degree in Computer Science.I have been fortunate to work with some brilliant people in the technology industry and plan to continue so for the rest of my life.I am currently using a Nexus 5, a Nexus 7 (2013), and a Nexus 10. Additionally, I am one of the first Glass Explorers with Google Glass and loving it!
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