Google want to take on WhatsApp with instant messenger

3 October 2014

google-plus-logo Software behemoth Google is apparently planning to launch a mobile messaging app in a bid to challenge WhatsApp.

Now, we know what you're thinking - Google already have a number of products that fulfil this criteria. However, if there's one thing Google do well, it is to just throw out a load of products, delete old ones and ostensibly throw stuff at the wall and see if any of it sticks.

Google already have Google Hangouts and G+, but it seems they want to rip-off WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Kik with their own thing, which interestingly, won't make it mandatory to use a Google login.

A Google spokesperson said the company did not comment on speculation. They then sulked off to their boss saying "Gaffer - they've rumbled our plans! WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?!"

Either way, looks like Google will be jumping on the instant-messaging bandwagon, but with so much competition out there already, can anyone actually see themselves using it?

TOPICS:   Technology   Social Media

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