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How to buy Meta Platforms (FB) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Meta Platforms stocks.

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Global stock markets have experienced significant volatility as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This has had a big impact on stocks such as Facebook, which has seen its share price drop in 2020.

But while people around the world are adhering to social distancing and self-isolating policies, the value of social media is likely to remain high, including apps like WhatsApp, which is an American messaging service with around 1.5 billion users.

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Can I buy WhatsApp shares?

While you can't invest directly in WhatsApp, you can buy Facebook shares, which is the company that owns WhatsApp. Facebook is listed on the NASDAQ with stock code FB.US the current share price is $159.15 (25-minute delay).

WhatsApp is owned by Facebook (FB) a leading N/A business based in the USA. It opened the day at $165.94, after a previous close of $N/A. During the day the price has varied from a low of $157.95 to a high of $166. The latest price was $159.15 (25 minute delay). WhatsApp (FB) is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 77805 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollar.

How to buy stock in WhatsApp

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in Ireland you’ll need to find a trading platform that offers access to international stock markets. If you’re just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, including your ID. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for WhatsApp (Facebook). Find the share by name or ticker symbol: FB. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until WhatsApp (Facebook) reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At today's price of 159.15$, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Facebook, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of WhatsApp (Facebook). Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
Information last updated 2022-07-26.
Open$165.94Previous close$N/A
High$166Change$N/A
Low$157.95Change %N/A%
Close$159.15Timestamp2022-07-26
Volume26467734GMT offset0
IndustryInternet Content & InformationCurrency symbol$
CodeFBCountry nameUSA
TypeCommon StockCountry ISOUS
NameMeta Platforms Inc.ISINN/A
ExchangeNASDAQCUSIPN/A
Currency codeUSDSectorCommunication Services
Currency nameUS DollarFull-time employees77805

WhatsApp (Facebook) share price

Use our graph to track the performance of FB stocks over time.

Is it a good time to invest in Facebook?

The Facebook share price has dropped in 2020, which may attract investors who think the company has a bright long-term future. While Facebook's revenue may decrease as a result of the pandemic, it remains the most popular social media platform in the world, with over 2.4 billion users.

An overview of Facebook the parent company of WhatsApp

Meta Platforms, Inc. develops products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, virtual reality headsets, wearables, and in-home devices worldwide. It operates in two segments, Family of Apps and Reality Labs. The Family of Apps segment's products include Facebook, which enables people to share, discover, and connect with interests; Instagram, a community for sharing photos, videos, and private messages, as well as feed, stories, reels, video, live, and shops; Messenger, a messaging application for people to connect with friends, family, groups, and businesses across platforms and devices through chat, audio and video calls, and rooms; and WhatsApp, a messaging application that is used by people and businesses to communicate and transact privately. The Reality Labs segment provides augmented and virtual reality related products comprising virtual reality hardware, software, and content that help people feel connected, anytime, and anywhere. The company was formerly known as Facebook, Inc. and changed its name to Meta Platforms, Inc. in October 2021. Meta Platforms, Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

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