- 20 Mar 14
Facebook got the message loud and clear after it wrote a $19bn (€13.8bn) cheque for WHATSAPP. This messaging app lets you send texts and photos – inviting friends, or accepting invites from friends – for the pleasure. The app is free for the first year, then costs around 75c for each subsequent annum. WhatsApp claims it’s registering one million new users every day, so Mark Zuckerberg is a step closer to becoming inter-galactic ruler.
Whatsapp might be top of the tech gossip list, but since privacy and Facebook are about as compatible as contraception and Catholicism, it may not be the most secure. Some messengers are favouring TELEGRAM. This free app lets iPhone and Android users send encrypted messages, photos, videos and documents.