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Facebook employees tell us how they really feel about WhatsApp

25
Feb
2014

When Facebook bought WhatsApp last week, only a few executives besides CEO Mark Zuckerberg were aware of the deal, which is similar to what happened when Facebook bought Instagram. So when regular Facebook employees heard about the deal it came as quite the shock. At least that’s the impression one gets from reading a Quora thread on the issue. One anonymous commenter said, “I had a holy-sh*t moment when I heard about the deal.” In general, the anonymous Facebook employees are keenly aware of how much money their new colleagues from WhatsApp have and regret not trying to build their own startup. However, most of them realize that they chose the safe path by coming to Facebook and believe the

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