WhatsApp Wiki – Instant Messaging App
Descrption of WhatsApp :
WhatsApp is an instant messaging app for smartphones. Freeware and cross-platform messaging app uses the Internet to send text messages, documents, audio, video and images media messages.
The application runs from a mobile device though it is also accessible from desktop computers. Consumer users to provide a standard cellular mobile number.
- WhatsApp had a user base of over one and a half billion
- The client was created by WhatsApp Inc., based in Mountain View, California.
- WhatsApp Inc., was founded in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, both former employees of Yahoo!.
- It was acquired by Facebook in February 2014 for approximately USD $19 billion.
- On February 19, 2014, Facebook announced it was acquiring WhatsApp for US$19 billion, its largest acquisition to date.
In late January 2015, WhatsApp was officially made available for PCs through a web client, under the name WhatsApp Web. WhatsApp Web’s user interface is based on the default Android one. All major desktop browsers are supported except for Microsoft Internet Explorer.