The history of WhatsApp, and its Flagship Features?

What is WhatsApp and its features

The new Sobat DS switched to smartphones might still fumble at the new stuff on her device. One that should have been friend met but still confusing, perhaps about what is WhatsApp, what its usefulness and what the hell is its features. Well, in this article the editorial will be a complete comment on the subject of WhatsApp, including his birth history.

What is WhatsApp

The first, about what the heck is actually WhatsApp. WhatsApp is an Instant messaging app for smartphones that, if viewed from the functionality of WhatsApp, is practically the same as the SMS app you used to use on your old phone. But WhatsApp does not use credit, but rather internet data. So, in this app Buddy does not have to worry about the length of the short character. There is no limit, as long as Internet buddy data is adequate.

Although it is an instant messaging app, there is unique to WhatsApp. So, the contact identification System, verification and message delivery are still done through the mobile phone number that was first registered. This is different from FUEL that uses a PIN, or LINE that, in addition to a mobile number, also supports email, and username.

WhatsApp Featured Features

WhatsApp has several features:

  • Send a text message
  • Send photos from gallery or from camera
  • Send a video
  • Send Office files or more
  • Call by voice, including sending your voicemail that the recipient can listen to at any time.
  • Share your location using GPS
  • Send a contact card
  • WhatsApp also supports multiple emojis, but for stickers, WhatsApp is minimalist. Unlike the more Getol LINE.
  • In WhatsApp, users can also set their own profile panel, consisting of names, photos, status as well as some privacy settings tools to protect profiles and also assistive tools to backup messages, change account numbers and make payments. Ah Yes, this WhatsApp will be a paid app after a year of use, it costs only Rp 12,000 per year. You can also help your friend by paying the subscription fee on his behalf.

Where can I download WhatsApp?

WhatsApp can be downloaded from the Play Store app. On every latest Android smartphone by default the store app is called the Play Store. You can find WhatsApp in the store app. Or for iOS users can download it in the APP Store app. WhatsApp is also available for Nokia S40, S60, BlackBerry and Windows Phone. More information can be obtained on the official WhatsApp website.

WhatsApp history

WhatsApp was established on February 24, 2009, meaning now WhatsApp is already on the sixth age. WhatsApp was founded by Brian Acton and Jan Koum who once worked as a Yahoo employee. With a savings of $400,000 earned during his work there, Koum visited his friend Alex Fishman to discuss about the then 7-month-old App Store, Koum felt this store had the potential. Fishman then helped Koum find an iPhone application developer named Igor Solomennikov from Russia.

But even though WhatsApp Inc. has stood up, the WhatsApp app itself is still far from wrong. In some experiments, WhatsApp crashed and failed to run as expected. Desperate, Koum intends to shut down his company and find another job. But Brian Acton encouraged him to survive a few more months. In the end, after passing through a fairly long beta phase, in November 2009, WhatsApp officially started its run in the App Store. Previously, Koum had persuaded Acton and five other former Yahoo! officers to invest. After visiting the App Store, in January 2010 WhatsApp wandered into the BlackBerry Store and followed Android in August.

Although the status has been changed from free to paid, the popularity of WhatsApp is still fast-paced on almost all platforms. As of February 2013 WhatsApp active users exploded in the number 200 million. This figure doubled in December and climbed again to 500 million in April 2014. And as of September 2015, WhatsApp active users recorded as much as 900 million.

The rapid growth is what makes Facebook crazy about WhatsApp. On the other, WhatsApp Inc. Received a Facebook compete with a mahar of $19 billion. After changing flags, Facebook does not make many changes to WhatsApp, still pegged official per year and without ads. Not as many people feared.

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