WhatsApp Messenger is a messaging application for smartphones. WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform messaging application that allows us to exchange messages without credit, because WhatsApp Messenger uses internet data packages. The WhatsApp Messenger application uses a 3G, 4G or WiFi internet connection for data communication. By using WhatsApp, we can have online chats, share files, exchange photos, and much more. WhatsApp was created by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, formerly of Yahoo! In January 2009, when buying an iPhone, Koum and Acton realized the potential of the software application industry on the App Store (iOS), then they started visiting Alex Fishman who was a friend of Koum in West San Jose to talk about the new model of messaging applications that would be coming soon. shows "status next to individual name". They know that to go further it takes an iPhone developer. Koum named the app WhatsApp to sound like "What's up" which means how are you.
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WhatsApp Inc. in California. The earliest versions of WhatsApp experienced frequent computer crashes, prompting Koum to consider giving up and looking for a new job. But Acton asked him to patiently wait for "a few more months". In June 2009, Apple launched push technology that allowed users to be pinged when they weren't using the app, Koum adapted by tweaking WhatsApp so that everyone in the user's network would be notified when a user's status was changed. When WhatsApp 2.0 was released with a messaging component suddenly the number of active users jumped to 250,000. Even though Acton was working for another startup, he decided to join the company. In October 2009, Acton persuaded 5 friends he knew while working at Yahoo! 250,000 in seed capital funding, then Acton became co-founder and got a stake. Acton officially joined WhatsApp on November 1. After months after the beta mode was launched, the app was released in November 2009, exclusively in the App Store on the iPhone. Koum then hired a friend in Los Angeles, Chris Peiffer, to develop the BlackBerry version, which was completed two months later. In 2010, WhatsApp received many acquisition offers from Google which were later rejected. To cover the cost of sending verification texts to users, WhatsApp changed its free service to a paid one. In December 2009, the sending photo menu was added for the iOS version. In early 2011, WhatsApp became one of the top 20 apps in Apple's Americas App Store.
Employee shares are scheduled to be distributed 4 years after closing.
In April 2011, Sequoia Capital invested $8 million with a more than 15% stake in the company after months of negotiations with Sequoia's Jim Goetz. In February 2013, WhatsApp had 200 million active users and 50 staff. Sequoia disbursed another $50 million, bringing the company's valuation to $1.5 billion. In December 2013 WhatsApp posted on the Whatsapp blog claiming that 400 million active users use its service every month. Facebook, Inc. announced the acquisition of WhatsApp for US$19 billion, the largest acquisition to date, WhatsApp-backed venture company Sequoia Capital received approximately 5000% net return on initial investment. Facebook, represented by Allen & Co, paid $4 billion in cash, $12 billion in shareholdings in Facebook, and the remaining $3 billion (represented by Morgan Stanley) in restricted stock units went to WhatsApp founders Koum and Acton. Employee shares are scheduled to be distributed 4 years after closing. In the days following the announcement of the acquisition, WhatsApp users experienced a loss of service that caused outrage on social media. The acquisition led to a large number of users trying and/or moving to other messaging services. Line, 2 million users. He said the idea was to develop a base group of internet services to be used free of charge - 'like 911 calls over the internet.' This can be applied to social networking services like Facebook, messaging services, perhaps search and other things like the weather.
Providing this kind of thing for free to users would work like some kind of addictive drug - Users who might be able to afford data and phone services these days don't understand why they are paying for such data services. This will give them some context for why data services are important, and it will make them pay more for services like this - or so they hope. Three days after the announcement of the purchase by Facebook, Koum said they were working on making voice calls. He added that the new mobile phone will be sold in Germany under the WhatsApp brand and the main goal is that WhatsApp is on all smartphones. As of August 2014, WhatsApp is the most popular messaging application globally, with over 600 million users. In early January 2015, Forbes predicted that between 2012 and 2018, the telecommunications industry would experience a $386 billion decline due to OTT-based services such as WhatsApp and Skype. In the same month WhatsApp got more than 800 million users.
That same month, Facebook stopped collecting data for advertising in Europe.
February 2016 to 1 billion. On November 30, 2015, WhatsApp Android users who created links to other messaging services, such as Telegram, could no longer be clicked and copied. Android that instantly recognizes identified Telegram URLs. WhatsApp declined to provide an explanation. On January 18, 2016, WhatsApp founder Jan Koum announced that his service would no longer charge customers $1 per year, in an attempt to eliminate the problem faced by users who do not have credit cards. He added that the app will not show ads from third parties, and that it will lead to new features that are capable of communicating in business activities. In June 2016, in a company blog post, WhatsApp reported that more than 100 million voice messages per day were taking place. On November 10, 2016, WhatsApp released a beta version of two-step-verification for Android users, which allowed users to use their email address as an account protection measure. That same month, Facebook stopped collecting data for advertising in Europe. In the following month, a video call menu between 2 accounts was introduced. On February 24, 2017, (8th anniversary of WhatsApp), WhatsApp released a new Status feature which is the same as Snapchat and Facebook stories. On 18 May 2017, it was reported that the European Commission would fine Facebook €110 million for what it called "misleading information" during its 2014 takeover of WhatsApp. The Commission alleged that in 2014 when Facebook acquired WhatsApp, Facebook "falsely claimed that it would be technically impossible to automatically combine user information from Facebook and Whatsapp". But in the summer of 2016, WhatsApp started sharing user information with its parent company, allowing information such as phone numbers used on WhatsApp to be targeted for Facebook ads.
Facebook acknowledged the breach, but said the error in the 2014 submission was "unintentional". Signal Foundation, which is now developing into WhatsApp's competitor, Signal. KLM and Aeroméxico announced their participation in the pilot phase. The airline had previously launched their customer service on Facebook Messenger. In January 2018, WhatsApp released WhatsApp Business for small business use. In April 2018, WhatsApp founder and CEO Jan Koum announced that he would be leaving the company. Facebook further announced that Koum's position will be replaced by Chris Daniels. Then in September 2018, WhatsApp introduced a group audio and video calling feature. In October option, "Swipe To Reply" was added on Android beta version, 16 months later introduced for iOS version. On October 25, 2018, WhatsApp announced its support for the use of Stickers. But unlike other applications, WhatsApp provides third-party applications to add stickers to the message field in the application. On November 25, 2019, WhatsApp announced an investment of $250. 000 for the startup ecosystem through a partnership with an Indian startup, which will provide 500 startups with Facebook ad support for $500 each. In early 2020, Whatsapp released a "dark mode" for iPhone and Android devices-a new design made with a dark theme. In March, WhatsApp teamed up with the World Health Organization and UNICEF to provide a hotline call to keep everyone informed about the COVID-19 Pandemic. That same month, WhatsApp began testing a feature to help users find more information and context about the information they receive. In October 2020, WhatsApp launched a feature that allowed its users to mute between individuals and in group chats for good.