20/02/2014 02:47 GMT | Updated 20/02/2014 08:59 GMT

WhatsApp Bought By Facebook, BBC Announces £9.6bn Sale Of 'Massaging Service'

Facebook has snapped up WhatsApp for a hefty £9.6bn.

Big news, sure, especially if you're a founder or employee of the messaging service.

But it's not quite as exciting as it seemed from the BBC's first news alert: