WhatsApp Revenue and Usage Statistics (2021)

WhatsApp is a messaging app for smartphones created in 2009 by two former Yahoo employees, Brian Acton and Jan Koum. It was Koum who saw the potential of operating through the Apple App Store after purchasing an iPhone in early 2009. The app initially focused on statuses; Koum later revealed that part of his motivation was to stop missing calls will he was the gym. The app, developed by Igor Solomennikov, who the team found through RentACoder.com, leveraged Apple’s new push notification feature to update users’ networks with status updates. Users quickly came to use this as an instant messaging service, planting the seed for what the app would become. WhatsApp 2.0 incorporated the messaging function that would come to be the app’s defining feature. WhatsApp … Continue reading WhatsApp Revenue and Usage Statistics (2021)