Facebook and Whatsapp have both moved to distance themselves from
rumours that the social-networking giant is looking to acquire the
popular messaging app.
In separately issued statements to AllThingsD,
Whatsapp denied reports that emerged on Monday
while Facebook issued a more generic response.
the Facebook acquisition talks aren't happening, said multiple sources.
WhatsApp gave us the following statement: "The TechCrunch article is a
rumor and not factually accurate. We have no further information to
share at the moment."
Meanwhile, Facebook gave a standard non-helpful statement of: "We don't comment on rumors or speculation."
is a multi-platform messaging app that providers users an easy way to
share text messages, pictures, videos and other files. It is available
in over 100 countries and, as per stats revealed by the company in
October 2011, used to send over one billion messages a day. In August
2012, the company declared that it had set a new daily record with 4
billion inbound messages and 6 billion outbound messages, recording an
astounding 10 billion total messages in a single day.
the other hand, has over one billion active users. The social
networking company had acquired photo-sharing company Instagram for $ 1
billion in its most high profile acquisition till date.