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WhatsApp co-founder leaves company

Co-founder of the WhatsApp messaging application Brian Acton announced that he plans to leave the company he helped create to establish a non-profit organization related to technology.

Washington, Sep 13 (EFE) .- Co-founder of the WhatsApp messaging application Brian Acton announced that he plans to leave the company he helped create to establish a a technology-related non-profit organization.

In a message on his Facebook account that the American media echoes today, Acton is proud of what which the WhatsApp team has done in just eight years, but says it has pondered this step of starting a "new chapter" in its life.

According to Acton, the new company will be "focused on the intersection of nonprofits, technology and communications."

Acton directed the teams of engineers the messaging application that makes three years acquired Facebook for $ 22 billion.

The co-founder of the application was currently running a WhatsApp initiative to create tools for businesses and introduce additional features in exchange for a fee, in order to monetize its popularity, the Wall Street Journal reported last week.

A Facebook spokesman said that Acton will not be replaced in his position, while another co-founder of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, CEO of that company, will remain in the company.

When it was announced sale of the telephone application to Facebook in February 2014, the company had 55 employees and 450 million users per month, and since then the user base has almost tripled to the 1,300 million monthly.

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