Jan Koum Leaves Whatsapp And This Is Now The Latest News In Tech World

Jan Koum leaves Whatsapp
source: CNBC.com

Facebook-owned Whatsapp’s co-founder left the company. And reasons behind this latest news might be data privacy issues and its fiasco.

After Brion, Jan Koum broke out this latest news for the company:

In 2014, the social-media giant, Facebook, had acquired Whatsapp for $19 billion. And just three years after that, Brion Action, WhatsApp co-founder, left the company.

Now one year after the departure of company’s co-founder, another co-founder,, Jan Koum calls it quit.


The latest news was declared through a Facebook status:


Like any other Facebook user, Jan Koum also used the social media platform to inform his friends and followers about his decision.

“It’s been almost a decade since Brian and I started WhatsApp, and it’s been an amazing journey with some of the best people. But it is time for me to move on.”  Jan Koum recently posted on his Facebook profile while feeling emotional.


The doubts towards Whatsapp could be the reason behind co-founder’s departure:


While Jan Koum didn’t write the actual reason behind his quitting decision, the reports are giving clues to this latest news.

According to the reports, Jan’s quitting decision might be a result of the both companies’ clash over the user data privacy.

Some of you might not know but the madly used chatting application, Whatsapp was being pressurized to start charging the users.


So, it’s not only about the Cambridge Analytica debacle and facebook privacy doubts.


Whatsapp brings new features every now and then but WhatsApp’s key features are that it is free, end-to-end encrypted and includes no form of ads. In Order to keep its privacy top-notch, Whatsapp updated its privacy policy!


However, after being bought by the social media giant, the doubt and blame game started. People began to point fingers towards Whatsapp for these services, to which the company responded, “You can still count on absolutely no ads interrupting your communication. There would have been no partnership between our two companies if we had to compromise on the core principles that will always define our company, our vision, and our product.


Let’s wait till the ex-co-founder declares the actual reason behind this latest technology news.

By Maira Feroz

A journalism student who's studying the native form of journalism but is performing it in the digital way.