Facebook has over WhatsApp fully completed




Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp completed. The American supervisor was previously agreed with the acquisition. Now the European Commission is able to see no further problems.

The European Commission said earlier an investigation because she thought that Facebook may be much like his Messenger service on WhatsApp. The fear was that competitors would fall when Facebook would disposal. Both popular communications outside the boat

Last month, spread European competition authorities a detailed questionnaire to competitors and customers of Facebook and WhatsApp, as companies behind other social networks and telecom companies. The research focused on the alleged distinction between a social network and messaging. It now appears that the case of Europe is no objection to the acquisition.

The European Commission proposes inter alia that no competing apps Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp on mobile devices with each other. “The committee believes that Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp not compete much with each other. Though Facebook Messenger is a separate application, the user experience focuses specifically on the social network,” wrote the committee.

Also agument for allowing the acquisition is that a Facebook profile is required, while WhatsApp is necessary for a phone number. This would both apps are sufficiently distinct. Moreover, there are, for example, Viber, iMessage, Telegram, WeChat and Google Hangouts enough competitors, says the committee. Last week was additionally rumored that Google is working on a new WhatsApp competitor.

Facebook was published in February WhatsApp to take over at a cost of $ 19 billion, converted 15 billion. Because Faceboooks on stock exchanges has risen, the deal is now converted almost 18 billion euros worth. This caused discontent among many users, partly because of potential privacy concerns. Despite previously approved even though the American watchdog SEC acquisition right. WhatsApp is now at approximately 600 million active users worldwide.


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