In August 2014, Whats App released an update to its Android app, adding support for Android Wear smartwatches.On February 26, 2016, Whats App announced they would cease support for Black Berry (including Black Berry 10), Series 40 and Symbian S60, as well as older versions of Android (2.2), Windows Phone (7.0) and i OS (6), by the end of 2016.The client was created by Whats App Inc., based in Mountain View, California, which was acquired by Facebook in February 2014 for approximately US.3 billion. in September 2007, the duo traveled to South America as a break from work.
Koum named the app "Whats App" to sound like "what's up".
On February 24, 2009, he incorporated Whats App Inc. However, because early versions of Whats App often crashed or got stuck at a particular point, Koum felt like giving up and looking for a new job, upon which Acton encouraged him to wait for a "few more months".
Within a week, Whats App introduces an update allowing users to disable this feature so that message recipients do not send acknowledgements.
Diego Dzodan, a Facebook executive, is arrested by Brazilian federal police after Facebook fails to turn over information from his Whats App messaging account into a judge's request for a drug trafficking investigation. Originally users could only communicate with other users individually or in groups of individual users, but in September 2017 Whats App announced a forthcoming business platform which will enable companies to provide customer service to users at scale. It also incorporates a feature called Status, which allows users to upload photos and videos to a 24-hours-lifetime feed that, by default, are visible to all contacts, similar to Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram Stories.
By early 2011, Whats App was one of the top 20 apps in Apple's U. Facebook, which was advised by Allen & Co, paid $4 billion in cash, $12 billion in Facebook shares, and (advised by Morgan Stanley) an additional $3 billion in restricted stock units granted to Whats App's founders, Koum and Acton.