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Reasons for WhatsApp Soaring Popularity

Posted In Social network - By Techtiplib on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 With No Comments »

Started in 2009 by two former Yahoo! employees Brian Acton and John Koum, WhatsApp is a cross platform instant messaging service which has changed the world of messaging. With WhatsApp people can not only chat instantly but also can send pictures, videos and even voice messages to their acquaintances and all these without any interruption from ads. The aim of the pioneers of WhatsApp was to make a cool product which will be used globally by millions of people and it is a truth now. Even now it is easy to get WhatsApp on your PC, whether your PC is loaded with Windows XP or Windows 7/8 or Mac.

Reasons for WhatsApp Soaring Popularity

Success story of WhatsApp

In April 2014, the total users of this app have crossed half a billion. When it was started by John Koum in the year 2009, it was just a supporting app for Apple. Later Koum kept on adding new features to this application along with other colleagues. When WhatsApp 2.0 was released along with the messaging components the number of users suddenly swelled to 250000. Gradually the team consisting of Koum, Acton, Chris Peiffer and others developed different versions of WhatsApp which were compatible with Apple iOS, Google Android, BlackBerry OS, selected Nokia Asha platform, selected Nokia Series 40, Symbian and BlackBerry 10. Even today getting WhatsApp for PC too is just easy. This is one of the major reasons why it has gained fame all around the world and is used by half a billion users worldwide.

Cool features that attracts more

WhatsApp is not just about messaging; it’s a lot more than that. And the reason from soaring from 250000 users in 2009 to 500 million in April 2014 is just the impression of these cool features it gives to the users.

  • Whether you want to send message or pictures or a voice message, just use your smartphone with WhatsApp on it and you can send it to anybody on your friend list there. This is available on other services too. Other features which attracts users are
  • When you get bored with the same wallpaper just go to ‘wall paper’ option in the Chat menu and choose something cool that would reduce your boredom.
  • Save and share the photos that you have received. You can save the photos which your friends have send you via WhatsApp and if required can send them to others too by email or WhatsApp only. You can use these photos as your profile pic and also share them with friends on Facebook.
  • How do you want your friends to view you? Yes, with this cool feature you can change your profile pic and your friends can view you the way you want them. You can choose any photo from your smart phone or even take a photo for your profile pic.
  • You want to let your friends know how you feel. Just change the status of your profile and they can know that you are too much happy with something!
  • Now it’s easy to get WhatsApp for PC, just download it and you get a whole world with your mouse.

The reasons for the popularity of WhatsApp are the cool features which it allows to its users. It’s easy to use and is available at nominal charges.

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