NewsVisual: Facebook and Whatsapp – they’ve always been friends!

This morning it was announced that Facebook has agreed to purchase Whatsapp for US $19 billion. Whatsapp is a popular, fast-growing mobile messaging platform and, with this agreement, becomes Facebook’s largest ever acquisition – bigger than any previously made by Google, Apple or Microsoft.

Experts have commented on a variety of reasons that makes the acquisition unsurprising. For a different angle on the story, see this image from Prospect Visual that shows the relationships that exist between individuals at both companies.

And here’s a few more details on how Jonathan G Heiliger and Jim Goetz are connected:

It turns out that Facebook and Whatsapp have been friends for a long time…

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