Rumors are high that Internet Giant Google is negotiating a deal to buy WhatsApp for $1 Billion. Most of the WhatsApp users are against the deal because they are satisfied with the service of WhatsApp and they are not ready for any change.
Also, WhatsApp users are afraid of the mandatory Advertising if Google acquires it. Needless to say they are willing to pay $1 per year for this service to Whatsapp. (For those who are still wondering what WhatsApp is, see the end of this story)
Here are few reasons why Google and Whatsapp should go ahead with the deal.
1. The future of Whatsapp would be more secure if Google acquires it. Whatsapp might be the largest cross messaging platform, but it has close competitors like ebuddy, which may rise to the helms in future. With Google backing it, Whatsapp is more likely to stay on top for longer period.
2. It is wrong to say that Google Advertises mandatorily on all Services. Google SMS Channel is an excellent example where Google has never pushed any ad despite it being used by Millions of users.
3. With Google in picture, it can easily integrate Whatsapp with its various services like Google Voice, Google Hangouts, Google Talk, Google Mail etc making cross platform sharing easier. Imagine the ease, if you can send an email directly from Whatsapp.
4. Google can make available two versions of Whatsapp. One free and ad supported, while the otherpaid version which would be ad free. This way Google can satisfy both types of users.
5. If Whatsapp rejects Google’s offer and joins hand with the league of rival services led by Microsoft ( like Instagram, Skype, Facebook and others), it is bound to be out of picture in few years. I have no logic to support this particular argument, but a strong precedence suggests no other outcome.
WhatsApp is a Cross Platform Mobile Messaging Application. It is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia at present. In addition to text messaging, users can send each other images, video, and audio media messages. WhatsApp presently handles ten billion messages per day as of August 2012.