WhatsApp Messenger, or simply WhatsApp, is an American freeware, cross-platform centralized instant messaging and voice-over-IP service owned by Facebook, Inc.
It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other contentMore than 2 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere.
Whatsapp has announced that they are now going to take their services out from Android devices from Android 4.0 and below and Apple iOS devices that were released during and before 2016 including the iPhone 6 range of phones if not updated.
📱📲 New phone, same memories.— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) September 2, 2021
Changing your phone no longer means losing your chat history. Starting today, you can move your WhatsApp history from iOS to Samsung. And soon across all devices. pic.twitter.com/v9WwV3YDJf
WhatsApp started as an alternative to SMS. The product now supports sending and receiving a variety of media: text, photos, videos, documents, and location, as well as voice calls. Some of your most personal moments are shared with WhatsApp, which is why they built end-to-end encryption into our app. Behind every product decision is our desire to let people communicate anywhere in the world without barriers.
WhatsApp was founded by Jan Koum and Brian Acton who had previously spent 20 years combined at Yahoo. WhatsApp joined Facebook in 2014, but continues to operate as a separate app with a laser focus on building a messaging service that works fast and reliably anywhere in the world.