WhatsApp: Why Americans Don't Use It?

Why Americans Don't Use WhatsApp?

Why Americans Don't Use WhatsApp

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WhatsApp is the single most popular messaging app in the world, an estimated 1.5 billion people per month use it worldwide 400 million a month in India alone in the US.

 however, if you stop someone on the street and asks them if they use WhatsApp, you get a lot of puzzled faces why is one of the world's most popular apps practically unknown in this country. 

here's a breakdown of WhatsApp and why Americans don't use it, you're watching the deets a show where we demystify the technologies that are.

1-what is WhatsApp?

what is WhatsApp it's a messaging app that launched in 2009 and grew so quickly that Facebook bought it in 2014 for a whopping 19 billion dollars, this is still Facebook's largest acquisition today and one of the largest tech acquisitions in history as a comparison?.

Facebook only spent a billion dollars to buy Instagram Facebook, obviously thinks Whatsapp is important but just 20% of Americans use it,  regularly which's way less than other countries' the reason texting in the u.s. 

is pretty easy and it wasn't so easy in other countries like India before WhatsApp,  came along most Indians had to pay a lot of money to text their friends and family during busy times like the holidays.

 was even more expensive to text than came to WhatsApp just around the same time,  as 3G was coming to India in just a few years after iPhones were starting to penetrate the Indian market.

was the perfect storm for WhatsApp to dominate and the same thing happened in tons of other countries around the world in the u.s. texting is cheap and works really well back in the day Americans.

didn't even text at least aim to talk to their friends, Miami username was our whistle for shizzle and I always had a fire away message texting took off so late for the u.s. 

because phone calls worked so well and the internet was so cheap so everyone could chat with their high school crush on an in India, they basically, leapfrog desktop computing and went directly into mobile the other.

2-Why Americans Don't Use WhatsApp?

the big reason why Americans don't use what's up, we don't travel at least not as much as people from other countries according to Forbes only 42% of Americans, even have a sport that's way less than other developed countries like Canada and the UK in the US the base.

the group that actually uses WhatsApp is the Latin X community and they're often talking to people in other countries. 

most Americans don't do that their friends and families, all live here a majority of the US population hasn't seen the need for another messaging app like Whatsapp

when it comes to messaging America moves to the beat of its own drum,  what might be right for India Europe and the Middle East may not be right for us it takes different strokes of the keyboard to move the world.

do you have Whatsapp, what do you use it for let us know in the comments below until next time I'm Riley Wynn with Digital Trends?.


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