Revealed: Top Whatsapp Groups in Kenya
WhatsApp is among the leading social media platforms, easily accessible to anyone owning a smartphone. Besides that, it is the simplest and easiest to join since you only need a sim card and internet connection.
Usually, the app is among the inbuilt applications which come with a new phone. If you cannot find it in your phone menu, you can install it from your phone's Play Store.
Whatsapp users enjoy services such as; free sending and receiving of messages, sharing of photos, audios and videos, live chats, personal chats, and group discussions via WhatsApp groups.
All these, coupled up with sharing of hilarious memes and videos make using WhatsApp fun. Below are some of the basic categories of Kenyan WhatsApp groups.
Who owns whatsApp?
WhatsApp is a facebook app that can be found on Mac and Windows desktops to share cell devices. It uses the web to transfer records of notes, images, audio , or video.
The service is much the same as text messaging applications but is much simpler as it utilizes wifi. These were both founded by retired Yahoo employees Brian Acton and Jan Koum in 1997!
Jan Kuom was raised in Ukraine but relocated with his mum and aunt to California at the age of 16. He began operating as a cleaning agent first then entered San José University after being involved in coding while still serving as a security guard.
In 1997 he was employed as a transport engineer by Yahoo, where he worked for nine years until 2007. Jan resigned and traveled with Brian alit, a colleague at Yahoo, to South America to take breaks in the formal attire.
After purchasing an iPhone in January 2009, and discovering the App Store's greener pastures, Koum noticed that one could have a rating next to their profile.
Even then, they still like a mobile maker to do it, and that is why a friend introduced them to the Russian inventor Igor Solomennikova.
They developed and called the WhatsApp framework, which means 'what's up.' Yet it kept crushing, and Koum nearly gave up thinking about finding a new career.
In June 2009, Google unveiled push notifications, and Koum changed WhatsApp to get a warning every moment a user's status is up-to - date for everyone on the user 's network.
WhatsApp's 2.0 beta was launched with a messaging feature, and it rapidly grew to 2,000 active users. Acton officially entered WhatsApp as a co-founder in the same year, and was awarded stakes after persuading some of his friends who still work at Yahoo to invest $250,000 in the venture.
Some personal groups have no better word to describe them. People in the groups are rather free and open with each other to the extent of discussing almost anything and everything. Here are some of those groups.
Probably you could create yours today and invite all your closest friends and have that epic moment.
The WhatsApp group was formed to bring the Madaraka estate's residents together. The group members discuss issues (for instance insecurity) affecting their neighbourhood among other Nairobi estates.
Besides that, Maddie uncensored members expose sexual scandals among themselves, shares uncensored photos and unsolicited clips.
The alcohol lovers within Nairobi formed the group. Interestingly, its members alert each other of the points where the traffic police are conducting the alcohol blow tests at night.
Ingwe fans 1k initiative
The group was created by the AFC Leopard fans where each member contributes a thousand shillings on a monthly basis to support the players, staff and the technical bench.
Dreams come true
A man of God is the administrator who created and runs the WhatsApp group. Interestingly, the administrator urges the individual he adds to contribute a minimum of Ksh. 10,000 to enable him to buy a church car that would help him and his followers in general spread the gospel.
Funny Kenya WhatsApp groups If you are having a dull day, these are the group to join. If you are a comedian also, you can take advantage of the platform and share your jokes for publicity.
The group members share solid jokes, funny memes, clips, quotes, and photos among themselves. The comedy and jokes WhatsApp group is definitely the place to be for a rib-cracking session.
Popular Kenyan WhatsApp groups
A standard WhatsApp group consists of 256 members. According to how the platform has been embraced in Kenya, there is a possibility of thousands filled up WhatsApp groups.
Islamic WhatsApp group link
If you’re a Muslim or have an interest in Muslim teachings, cultures, and traditions, below are some of the WhatsApp groups.
Kenyan girls WhatsApp group
If you admire Kenyan girls, this is the group to join. The group however, was created to provide a platform for single Kenyan girls to mingle. Interestingly, the group consists of girls from wealthy families and high working-class girls seeking men to mingle with and support financially. Unfortunately, once you’re offered a chance to meet your girl, you’re fully responsible for your relationship.
Click to access the Kenyan girls WhatsApp group.
In the platform, members alert each other when there is a job vacancy. Potential employers may also look for employee recommendations from the platforms. Some business-minded individuals may use Jobs Kenya to offer some business ideas.
Common characters in the Kenyan WhatsApp chat groups
Among the common WhatsApp groups in Kenya, the below characters can always be spotted:
Two or more group members who converse among themselves on some private issues. It’s so irritating that, the characters will plan a private event in a public group.
Annoying and irritating characters that will interrupt a serious discussion with an irrelevant issue. For instance, a group is having a serious discussion on an NYS scandal and a member drops an advert, or generally an out of topic statement like; any man who watches soap operas should as well wear a skirt.
A character who rarely contributes to a discussion yet you will spot the screenshots from other groups or forums. A WhatsApp administrator who will add you into a group without consultations. Such groups include; wedding committees, burial arrangements, betting tips groups, religious groups among others.
An admin who adds you back to a WhatsApp group you exited or removes you from a group you actively contribute. For instance; Isaac Tirop, the admin of the Malkia strikers WhatsApp group, removed all the volleyball fans, ex-players and officials to tame those accusing the federation of poor management.
Isaac has also changed the group settings such that, among the 200 plus members, only the moderators can post.
A spammer who posts anything to the WhatsApp group. In several occasions, such characters share crazy but irritating videos, memes, and quotes from other groups. For instance; an explicit clip, an insulting child, mating donkeys among others; such posts fill your gallery with rubbish such that, you would wish to die if you find your child scrolling through your phone.
A group member who is online 24/7. Even if you open the app in the middle of the night, they are always online. There is this member who is familiar with everything therefore, commenting on any post.
Such members will even respond to issues they are not aware of. Talk of diseases, families, sports, movies, news, or an album released today. They are always informed. Even if it means misleading the whole group, that what they would do!
Finally, there is this individual who joins and leaves the group. On several occasions, such characters blame the admin of mismanaging the group, claiming that the admin is adding unqualified members making the group settle on petty issues that he/she cannot handle.
Finally, you can only join the Kenyan WhatsApp groups if you are added by the group admin. It would take you less than three minutes to create a dream group. You only need an active WhatsApp account with participants.
To make it relevant you also need to choose the group title. You can be the only group admin or select any member to support you manage the group. Remember, you need a made up mind while creating the group, otherwise you will be disappointed by everyone exiting it.
How does WhatsApp make money?
When it comes to Whatsapp, there is a lot to learn about. It is hard to imagine that a developer can create something just to let people download and use it for free around the world.
So this leaves people with many questions, how does WhatsApp make money? Brian Acton and Jan Koum founded WhatsApp in early 2009. They developed this to act as a status update hence the name WhatsApp. It was also aimed at substituting the messaging services which are a bit costly.
With WhatsApp, you can message anybody in your apps contact list at no additional cost. This service is available to all Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Windows phones, Nokia and desktop users.
It changed to an instant messaging app after it upgraded to WhatsApp 2.0. Currently, the platform has over 1 billion users. It is by far among the most popular messaging platform that does not have ads, and has been free for a couple of years.
This has left many people wondering how WhatsApp make money? Well, here’s a breakdown of how the app make money.
Most apps make money through their purchase. Though some go for a dollar or less, the amount may seem insignificant. In actual sense, the app makes a good deal of money with this purchase.
If for instance an app is selling for $1.00 and 2 million people purchases it, that would be $2 million. What of those which sell for more than $5?
There are a lot of free apps but as free as they are, they still make money. How? You ask, well the free apps are not entirely free. If you want to enjoy things like power ups, lives and other extra features, you have to purchase them.
A good example is like in the clash of clans game app. WhatsApp does not have any of these purchases so definitely this is not how it makes money.
Ads can be annoying at times. Just when you are busy concentrating on something then comes a pop up ad. The fact is, the ads have been paid for by their various companies just like they do in other mediums like TV stations.
However, WhatsApp does not let companies advertise on their platform.
WhatsApp doesn’t have ads where it can earn revenue like other apps and it doesn't have in-app purchases. So the question remains; how does WhatsApp make money? And how much does WhatsApp make?
With a brief history maybe you will understand more about WhatsApp. Initially, before the year 2013, only iPhone users used to pay a one time fee of $1. It was then equalized and the fee was charged on all Android and iPhone users.
Those who were already subscribed to onetime payment continued to use it. However, if they changed their number, then they needed to subscribe to the yearly payment for them to continue using WhatsApp.
In other countries, users were allowed to download WhatsApp and use it for free. In the year 2016, WhatsApp decided to do away with the entire subscription fee for all users.
Facebook bought WhatsApp February 2014 for a clean $19 billion. To most, that seemed like a lot of money to pay for an app that did not make that much at the time. If not Facebook, another company would have bought it. So, it had to make a quick decision.
Thus, they wooed WhatsApp till they managed to buy messenger’s number one competitor. Facebook knew that WhatsApp had the potential to grow and they had future plans for it.
According to Facebook, WhatsApp made $1,289,000 nine months before Sep 30th 2014. WhatsApp was a very reliable messaging app for users and it was free. It was said that all these benefits couldn’t be for nothing. Others thought it probably was fetching its user’s information for Facebook.
Jan Koum, who is WhatsApp cofounder, said that they respected people’s privacy a great deal. To him, that was something he personally felt the need for. He said that growing up in the USSR was difficult because one always feared that KGB was monitoring their conversation.
Jan said that respect for people’s privacy was in their DNA and partnering with Facebook did not change their values at all. Later in mid-2016, messages were encrypted from end to end.
This means that nobody else apart from the sender and receiver would be able to read any WhatsApp messages. Even the WhatsApp developers cannot read encrypted messages.
This new development was given to WhatsApp users at no extra cost. After cancellation of the yearly subscription fee of $1, WhatsApp stopped making money. It was part of their strategic plan to first create a big network then concentrate on monetary issues later.
This proved to be a successful idea. In a 10-Q filing, Facebook disclosed that since WhatsApp was not really monetized, it was hardly making any revenue. However, that was to change in the near future.
So, to answer the question if WhatsApp is making money or not, the answer is; currently, WhatsApp is not a money making platform. That is however for the time being because they have a future strategy on how they will earn revenue.
The future is here and Facebook has great plans for WhatsApp. Very soon, it will no longer be rumors and news saying “Facebook make money with WhatsApp”. There is a new WhatsApp business application that has been launched.
The platform basically allows businesses to create a business profile on WhatsApp. Together with other important platforms like Facebook, links to their websites, autoresponders and they can also connect to their landline numbers via WhatsApp.
This plan is aimed at expanding ways on how businesses can connect with their clients on Facebook’s messaging app. This however comes at an extra feewhen the businesses want to send certain messages.
This is the first effort in a long time for WhatsApp to make dollars. Businesses cannot only provide customer care to their clients, but they will also be able to send important information. These include shipping confirmations and boarding passes to their clients. When it comes to privacy, the messages are secured as they are also end to end encrypted.
Users also have the option of blocking businesses. For the WhatsApp business feature, businesses will be paying a fee of ½ a penny to 9 cents for messages delivered to their clients.
This was constructed with the minor commercials in attention as it would be very costly for big businesses to send messages to hundreds of their clients. Just like Instagram stories, it has been reported that WhatsApp will also launch ads in its status.
If all goes well according to Facebook’s plan, then WhatsApp will be making good revenue for them. This will especially come in handy as Facebook’s growth seems to be going down.
So the deal that most people were so pessimistic about seems to be paying off for Facebook. When Facebook purchased WhatsApp, to the eyes of many, it seemed like they had wasted their $19 billion on a platform that did not earn much revenue and eventually stopped after scrapping off their yearly payment.
Well, at that time Facebook knew that the issue was not whether the app was making money or not.
They were focused on the future and the deal was how much the app would bring in when monetary strategies would be put in place and rolled out. This will now answe the questions that many people have on how does WhatsApp make money.