Some Interesting & Fun Facts About Whatsapp

1.  WhatsApp Did Not Spend a Penny on Marketing and User Acquisition

Whatsapp founder Jan Koun and Brian Acton strongly disregard advertisements and which is why they neither did invest in the ad since the beginning of the app. Likewise they don’t have a marketing staff. They worked on a straightforward strategy to provide a simplified messaging solution to users while getting new users with time. The WhatsApp company thus invested more in the development side to provide their users with the most like messaging platform.

2.  WhatsApp—The Most Banned App

Did you know that despite all of its popularity, it is one of the most downloaded apps, WhatsApp is banned in 12 countries around the globe? Yes, and this makes WhatsApp the most banned app in the world. Along with WhatsApp, Facebook and twitter are not available in seven countries. YouTube is also not accessible for users of six countries in the world. These banns have different governmental concerns of the respective countries. UAE, China, North Korea, Syria, Bangladesh, Iran, and a few other countries do not allow WhatsApp in their countries.

3.  WhatsApp Users Opens The App Around 23 Times a Day

WhatsApp revealed its official figures that, on average WhatsApp users open the app 23 times or more per day. This implies that WhatsApp users open the app roughly once every hour. This must be a breakthrough for any mobile app development company.

4.  More than 29 Million Messages are Sent Every Minute a Whatsapp

2018 was a productive year for WhatsApp and data shows that around 29 million messages are shared every minute by the users. This massive figure does not include images, videos, and audio recordings and complies only on text messages.

5.  Google Offered to Purchase Whatsapp for $10 Billion

WhatsApp founders knew its worth, and that made them reject Google’s acquisition offer for 10 million US dollars in 2014. Later,
Facebook acquire the company for almost double than the Google offer.

6.  Facebook Acquired Whatsapp for $19 Billion

On February 19, 2014, the popular social networking website “Facebook”
finally acquired WhatsApp. That day WhatsApp became the biggest purchase of the Facebook company by spending an amount of $19 billion.

What Inspired Me To Start Blogging

Write about what inspired you to start blogging.

As I have mentioned before I used to write in a journal/diary for a few years starting when I was 15 years old. At that time I never even imagined that we would be doing it online. By the time I was 22 I started getting into using the internet around 3 to 4 times a week (yes those dreaded days when I didn’t have broadband at home and the internet was still expensive and therefore you went to internet cafes for a couple of hours). I started reading blogs at that time.

I remember a couple of the first blogs that I started following and still have contact with them both, though mainly online on Facebook & Twitter. The first one, he is still blogging a lot, though mainly he posts the podcasts that he does very successfully, but there are other posts too. The other one stopped blogging a long time ago. But it was reading their blogs that made me eager to start my own.

Within a few years, 2002 to be exact, I did move temporarily away from my hometown for training and then work and it was the perfect time to start a blog and capture the moments, events and thoughts at that time. It just naturally flowed in to what it has become now, 20 plus years later.

Prompt from 130 Blog Post Ideas (and a Process to Find More Topics) at