What is WhatsApp? - World's Most Popular Messaging Service


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1. What is WhatsApp?

WhatsApp is a platform which enables users to message cross platforms and Voice over IP also known as VoIP, in feature wise, by using WhatsApp users can send an receive text messages and voice calls and video calls, share location, send other media files and etc...

2. History

WhatsApp is founded by Brian Action and Jan Koum which are former employees of Yahoo in January 2009. The initial idea came after purchasing an Apple iPhone and they realized that there's a potential for an App in App Store.

But Brian Action and Jan Koum was not anywhere close to be an iPhone or iOS App developing. After Koum having a chat with one of his friends named Alex Fishman in West San Jose, USA, Koum got to know about the RentACoder.com which made it's way for Brian Action and Jan Koum to find a Russian Developer. They got the initial release and published it on App Store and They made WhatsApp an incorporated in USA on 24th February 2009.

WhatsApp is licensed as a freeware type software app and WhatsApp acquired by Facebook, the world's most popular social network platform in February 2014 for an aproximate price tag of US$ 19.3 Billion. After acquisition of Facebook, WhatsApp made few more features like voice calling in WhatsApp further more to the chatting type of services.