We all know that Facebook just recently purchased WhatsApp for $19 billion last month. But is it really the most used free text messaging application in the world?
Brian Chen, a blogger from the New York Times, begs the differ. Chen writes in his blog post, that after coming back from a conference in Spain, WhatsApp was not the most commonly used free texting application. Applications such as WeChat, Kakao Talk, Telegram, Threema and myEnigma Secure Messaging all offer secure free messaging.
If this is the case then the question has to be asked why would you spend $19 billion on one app when people all over the world are using the applications which are being created in their own country?