How to buy WhatsApp shares | $251.36

Invest in WhatsApp by buying Facebook shares in just a few minutes.

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WhatsApp, an American messaging service with around 1.5 billion users is often used as an alternative to text messages and group chats: from your family chat to what once was used to arrange a stag-do but has since become a must-have to keep in touch over lockdown. WhatsApp is owned by Facebook, so if you want to invest you'll need to buy shares in its parent company.

What's going on with WhatsApp shares?

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla tweeted on January 7 2021 two words: 'Use Signal' referring to rival the messaging app. It came after WhatsApp threatened to disable any accounts that don't accept its new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service that makes data-sharing with Facebook mandatory for all of its users by February 8 2021. As a result, Facebook's stock price started to fall.

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 $251.36 (25 minute delay).

WhatsApp is owned by Facebook (FB) a leading Interactive Media & Services business based in the USA. It opened the day at $247.9, after a previous close of $245.64. During the day the price has varied from a low of $247.16 to a high of $253.85. The latest price was $251.36 (25 minute delay). WhatsApp (FB) is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 56653 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollar.

How to buy shares in WhatsApp

  1. Choose a share-dealing platform. If you’re a beginner, our table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You’ll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You’ll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: FB in this case.
  5. Research WhatsApp (Facebook) shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your WhatsApp (Facebook) shares. It's that simple.

Information last updated 2021-01-12.
Open$247.9Previous close$245.64
High$253.85Change$5.72
Low$247.16Change %2.329%
Close$251.36Timestamp2021-01-15
Volume23922271GMT offset0
IndustryInternet Content & InformationCurrency symbol$
CodeFBCountry nameUSA
TypeCommon StockCountry ISOUS
NameFacebook, IncISINUS30303M1027
ExchangeNASDAQCUSIP30303M102
Currency codeUSDSectorCommunication Services
Currency nameUS DollarFull-time employees56653

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.
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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
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Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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This is not a recommendation, it represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

An overview of Facebook the parent company of WhatsApp

Facebook, Inc. develops products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, virtual reality headsets, and in-home devices worldwide. The company's products include Facebook that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, a community for sharing photos, videos, and private messages; Messenger, a messaging application for people to connect with friends, family, groups, and businesses across platforms and devices; and WhatsApp, a messaging application that is used by people and businesses to communicate in a private way. It also provides Oculus, a hardware, software, and developer ecosystem, which allows people to come together and connect with each other through its Oculus virtual reality products. Facebook, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

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