Facebook, PayPal invest in Indonesian super app Gojek

Facebook Inc messaging platform WhatsApp and PayPal Holdings Inc on Wednesday said they have invested in payment, food delivery and ride-hailing app operator Gojek as part of the Indonesian firm’s ongoing fundraising round. WhatsApp and PayPal did not disclose the size of the investment. A Gojek investor said the Facebook investment, the first for the… Read More Facebook, PayPal invest in Indonesian super app Gojek

WhatsApp to start charging business users for marketing services

Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messenger service will start charging businesses for sending marketing and customer service messages, it said on Wednesday, as the social network company’s flagship brand faces slowing usage and revenue growth. The messages will be charged at a fixed rate for confirmed delivery, ranging from 0.5 cents to 9 cents per message depending… Read More WhatsApp to start charging business users for marketing services

WhatsApp introduces new features for group chat

Messaging service WhatsApp rolled out new group-chat features on Tuesday, including more controls for administrators as well as regular group members. Users can now leave a group permanently to avoid being repeatedly added back after they have left, Facebook Inc-owned WhatsApp said in a blog post. Administrators can no longer be removed from a group… Read More WhatsApp introduces new features for group chat

Whatsapp co-founder Brian Acton to leave company

​Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp, now owned by Facebook Inc., will leave the messaging service company to start a new foundation, he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.Acton spent eight years with WhatsApp, which Facebook bought in 2014 for $19 billion in cash and stock. A Stanford alumnus, Acton co-founded WhatsApp with Ukrainian immigrant… Read More Whatsapp co-founder Brian Acton to leave company