WhatsApp's CEO Is Angry About Apple's New iMessage Features
Apple just announced a slew of new features for iOS , including video, audio, and location tagging for iMessage and the ability to name (and leave!) group chats. WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum isn't too happy about the new additions:
His point is that Apple just added features for iMessage that WhatsApp users have had for a long time. WhatsApp users could always send media, like audio or video, and share location data easily through messages.
The fact that Apple has put a huge emphasis on improving iMessage is very telling of the growing power of messaging apps like WhatsApp - which Facebook bought earlier this year for $19 billion - Line, and Kik. The company clearly wants to keep people using its in-house messaging system instead of downloading and using other apps.