Facebook is reportedly in talks to acquire mobile chat program Whatsapp, according to TechCrunch.
The news comes from “sources close to the matter”, but there are no specific details on the price and stage of the deal.
Whatsapp is prominent among mobile users, with over 1 billion messages a day sent on the multi-platform chat service.
Whatsapp is a paid app on the iOS store, where it sells for $0.99; while over on the Google Play Android store, it’s free for the first year, followed by a $0.99 payment thereafter.
Whatsapp is also available on BlackBerry, Symbian, and Windows Phone.