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WhatsApp to add voice calls to its product in Q2

Published on Feb 24, 2014 8:06 PM
 
The world's biggest messaging service WhatsApp will add voice calls to its product in the second quarter of this year, its CEO Jan Koum said, days after its blockbuster US$19 billion (S$24 billion) acquisition by Facebook. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BARCELONA (REUTERS) - The world's biggest messaging service WhatsApp will add voice calls to its product in the second quarter of this year, its CEO Jan Koum said, days after its blockbuster US$19 billion (S$24 billion) acquisition by Facebook.

"We are driven by the mission that people should be able to stay in touch anywhere and affordably. Our goal is to be on every mobile phone in the world," he said on Monday, speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Mr Koum also announced a partnership with KPN's E-Plus under which it will launch a WhatsApp branded mobile service in Germany.

"We are working with carriers in established markets to bring value to end users," he said.

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