The competition for the dominating service of cross-platform messaging has lasted for a while, and with BlackBerry working hard on bringing BBM to Android and iOS, it was only a matter of time before the existing incumbent did something about it. Whatsapp has proven to be one of the best options that we all have to communicate with just about any smartphone platform in the market, and they’ve got more up their sleeve.
The company has now officially confirmed that they’ve reached a staggering 300 million users, which shows a growth of as much as 50 million in just six weeks. To celebrate, and obviously with the threat of BBM posing new competition, the company has now rolled out voice messaging to their chat. This is pretty much a push-to-talk option that’ll allow you to not just rely on your keyboard, and which will definitely come in handy to many that are on the go.
Surely Whatsapp joins a new market of existing push-to-talk services, but given the size of their existing user base, it’s clear who’s going to win this battle as well. You can download Whatsapp for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and even Symbian on their respective stores, some for free, some for just $1.