What is WhatsApp Messenger ?
WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware, traverse IP (VoIP) administration claimed by Facebook. It permits the sending of instant messages and voice calls, just as video calls, pictures and other media, reports, and client location. The WhatsApp customer application keeps running on cell phones but at the same time is available from work stations while the cell phone is associated with the Internet. The administration requires clients to give a standard cell portable number. Initially, clients could discuss just with others independently or in gatherings of people, yet in September 2017, WhatsApp declared an imminent business stage to empower organizations to give client administration to clients at scale.
The customer application was made by WhatsApp Messenger Inc. of Mountain View, California, which was procured by Facebook in February 2014 for roughly US$19.3 billion. By February 2018, WhatsApp had more than one and a half billion users, making it the most prevalent informing application at the time. It has developed in various nations, including Brazil, India, and huge pieces of Europe, including the United Kingdom and France.
History of Whatsapp:-
WhatsApp was established in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, previous workers of Yahoo!. In the wake of leaving Yahoo! in September 2007, they took a break in South America. At one point, they connected for occupations at Facebook yet were rejected.
In January 2009, in the wake of obtaining an iPhone and understanding the capability of the application business on the App Store, Koum and Acton started visiting Koum’s companion Alex Fishman in West San Jose to talk about another sort of informing application that would “[show] statuses by individual names of the general population”. They understood that to take the thought further, they’d need an iPhone engineer. Fishman visited RentACoder.com, discovered Russian engineer Igor Solomennikov, and acquainted him with Koum.
Koum named the application WhatsApp Messenger to seem like “what’s up”. On February 24, 2009, he consolidated WhatsApp Inc. in California. Be that as it may, when early forms of WhatsApp continued smashing, Koum considered surrendering and searching for another activity. Acton urged him to sit tight for a “couple of more months”.
In June 2009, Apple propelled pop-up messages, enabling clients to be pinged when they were not utilizing an application. Koum changed WhatsApp so when a client’s status is changed, everybody in the client’s system would be notified. WhatsApp 2.0 was discharged with an informing segment and the quantity of dynamic clients all of a sudden expanded to 250,000. Despite the fact that Acton was dealing with another startup, he chose to join the company. In October 2009, Acton induced five previous companions at Yahoo! to put $250,000 in seed financing, and Acton turned into a fellow benefactor and was given a stake. He authoritatively joined WhatsApp on November 1. After months at beta stage, the application propelled in November 2009, only on the App Store for the iPhone. Koum then enlisted a companion in Los Angeles, Chris Peiffer, to build up a BlackBerry rendition, which arrived two months later.
To take care of the essential expense of sending confirmation writings to clients, WhatsApp Messenger was transformed from a free support of a paid one. In December 2009, the capacity to send photographs was added to the iPhone variant. By mid 2011, WhatsApp was one of the main 20 applications at Apple’s U.S. Application Store.
In April 2011, Sequoia Capital contributed about $8 million for over 15% of the organization, following quite a while of exchange with Sequoia accomplice Jim Goetz.
By February 2013, WhatsApp had around 200 million dynamic clients and 50 staff individuals. Sequoia contributed another $50 million, and WhatsApp Messenger was esteemed at $1.5 billion.
In a December 2013 blog entry, WhatsApp asserted that 400 million dynamic clients utilized the administration each month.