At a keynote presentation at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February 2014, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook's acquiring of WhatsApp was immovably related to the Internet.org vision. According to a TechCrunch article, Zuckerberg's vision for Internet.org was according to the accompanying: "The idea, he said, is to develop a social affair of basic web advantages that would be to no end out of pocket to use – 'a 911 for the web.' These could be a man to individual correspondence organization like Facebook, an advising organization, perhaps look and changed things like atmosphere. Giving a load of these to no end out of pocket to customers will work like a gateway drug of sorts – customers who may have the ability to shoulder the expense of data organizations and phones these days basically don't see the reason for why they would pay for those data organizations. This would give them some association for why they are basic, and that will lead them to paying for more organizations like this – or so the trust goes."
On May 9, 2014, the lawmaking body of Iran reported that it had proposed to deter the passage to WhatsApp organization to Iranian inhabitants. "The clarification behind this is the assumption of WhatsApp by the Facebook coordinator Mark Zuckerberg, who is an American Zionist," said Abdolsamad Khorramabadi, pioneer of the country's Committee on Internet Crimes. Henceforth Iranian president Hassan Rouhani issued a solicitation to the Ministry of ICT to stop isolating WhatsApp.
Just three days ensuing to reporting that WhatsApp had been gotten by Facebook, Koum said they were endeavoring to present voice acquires the coming months. He in like manner pushed that new cell phones would be sold in Germany with the WhatsApp brand, as their guideline target was to be in all mobile phones.
By early January 2015, WhatsApp had 700 million month to month dynamic customers with more than 30 billion messages being sent each day.In April 2015, Forbes expected that some place around 2012 and 2018, the data exchanges industry will lose a joined total of $386 billion as an aftereffect of OTT organizations like WhatsApp and Skype. That month, WhatsApp had more than 800 million element customers.
On January 18, 2016, WhatsApp's originator Jan Koum proclaimed that the organization would no more charge their customers a $1 yearly enrollment cost with a deciding objective to oust a limit went up against by a couple of customers who don't have a Mastercard to pay for the organization. He in like manner illuminated that the application would not demonstrate any pariah promotion and rather would bring new components, for instance, the ability to talk with business affiliations.