WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton to Quit the Messaging Service Company

WhatsApp Co Founder Brian Acton To Leave Company

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has announced his departure from the popular messaging service. He shared this news via Facebook Post. Brian Acton took this decision after he spent eight years with WhatsApp.

After working at Yahoo, Acton was ironically rejected by Facebook in 2009 when he went for an interview.

In his Facebook post, which announced his resignation to the public, Brian wrote that he has made a decision to move on in life to start a new life and hence, leaving Whatsapp with immediate effect. According to sources who've spoken to Recode, Acton was also instrumental in pushing for encryption on WhatsApp. Acton is Quitting Whatsapp to start his own non-profit foundation. In the post, he stated plans for developing a non-profit which will be primarily focused "at the intersection of nonprofit, technology and communications".

WhatsApp was co-founded by Brian Acton and Jan Koum in February 2009. Last week, Facebook said it would soon start charging companies for some of WhatsApp's features as it seeks a path to monetization.

Acton was with Whatsapp when Social networking giant Facebook acquired it in the year 2014. His role won't be filled by any one employee, according to a company spokesperson.

Acton, now worth $6.5bn according to Forbes, was responsible for leading the engineering division at WhatsApp. "I'll have more to share in the coming months". Brian will leave the company in November as reported by media outlets.

It is known that Whatsapp with 1.3 billion users, is preparing to make some money and hiring for some key business positions, Right now, WhatsApp does not generate any revenue.



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