WhatsApp: No Discussions to Sell to Google

WhatsApp: No Discussions to Sell to Google

A WhatsApp executive says the company is not in discussions to sell the popular messaging app to Google.

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Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp’s business development head, told AllThingsDigital today that the company is not holding sales talks with Google.

Earlier this week, a single-source report from Digital Trends said that the company was contemplating a $1 billion sale to the search giant.

Arora would not comment further.

WhatsApp has been the subject of takeover rumors before, as Facebook was a rumored buyer back in December. The company called those reports “not factually accurate.”

One of the most popular mobile apps in the world, WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging service. The app is available for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry.