I agree with the sentiments of Luc Olinga of Street about WhatsApp, who wrote in the article “Zuckerberg and Facebook Are Sitting on Gold. They Need to Mine It,” dated October 10, 2022, in the subheading Why WhatsApp Users Will Stay: a Personal View.
Luc mentioned how WhatsApp had served us all, including himself. I identified with what he said. I couldn’t afford to talk overseas, which I do regularly now.
WhatsApp allowed me to stay in touch with my family across the West Indies. I now have local group chats ongoing. We practically keep up minute by minute.
I feel like Luc does. We have come this far with WhatsApp. Meta has been loyal. It’s easy to be unthankful and take what we have for granted. Because something is free, many feel it has no value.
Meta, WhatsApp, and Mark Zuckerberg have given us something. He paid $19 billion in 2014 for WhatsApp and allowed 2 billion of us to use it for free. Changes are in the wind. Will you stay? I believe most will likely stay.
And more importantly, have you put on your future glasses to see opportunities for your business? Drop me a comment with your thoughts.