Head of WhatsApp; External Contributor
Will Cathcart is the Head of WhatsApp.
In this role, he oversees the development and strategy for all WhatsApp products including consumer, business, and payments.
Will joined Facebook in 2010 and has worked on a number of Facebook’s product efforts, including leading product development for News Feed and Facebook’s introduction of advertising into News Feed and on mobile. In 2018, Will was the Vice President of the Facebook App where he oversaw the development and strategy for all Facebook App products including Video, Groups, Marketplace, News Feed, Stories, and more.
Before joining Facebook, Will worked at Google and was responsible for product development of anti-spam technologies for Google’s products, including Gmail. Will graduated from Colgate University with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Economics.