The most recent rumour box from Tech zone stated that , the WhatsApp team is "playing hardball" with Google
Google is in talks to acquire cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp, claims a Digital Trend report.
Google and WhatsApp have been talking for "four or five weeks," according to Digital Trends, citing a person who claims to have knowledge of the negotiations.WhatsApp has been able to push the acquisition price to nearly $1 billion by "playing hardball," the source says.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging applications available to the mobile users. it allows the users to the almost any mobile platform which also includes the Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows Platforms for send instant messages, images, audio, and video messages to one another. WhatsApp popular doesn't have the kind of cache that Instagram did at the time of that acquisition, making such a valuation seem high. Because of the Digital Trends story comes from only one source, it's important to take it with a grain of salt at this time. The messaging app essentially allows for cross-platform texting without having to pay for SMS.