Day: July 25, 2018

7 things that WhatsApp ‘killed’ in India

7 things that WhatsApp ‘killed’ in India

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NEW DELHI: What started as a humble chat app and has now caused traditional mobile services and apps to nearly face extinction. The rise of WhatsApp has even threatened telecom operators with shrinking Average Revenue Per Users (ARPU). After the acquisition of WhatsApp by the social media giant, Facebook, the chat platform has expanded greatly to compete with almost all modes smartphone communication with it becoming the one-stop hub. Not to forget WhatsApp itself is the biggest competitor to Facebook's native Messenger app. While regulatory issues have prevented WhatsApp from going all out with its payments service in India, it has already started to be a big concern for mobile payments companies including Paytm, Mobikwik and even Google Tez. On the technology front, WhatsApp has come