Founder(s): Jan Koum, Brian Acton
Founded: Feb 24, 2009
Type Of App: Instant Messaging, Social Media
Use: Instant Messanging, social networking
Nature Of Business: Public
Headquarters: Mountain View, California, U.S.
Area Served: Worldwide excepts blocking countries
Industry Type: Internet
WhatsApp Messenger is an instant messaging and Voice over IP (VoIP) service. The application allows users to send text messages, voice calls, video calls, images and other media, documents. The app runs from a mobile device and desktop computers. Originally users could only communicate with other users individually or in groups of individual users, but in September 2017 WhatsApp announced a forthcoming business platform which will enable companies to provide customer service to users at scale.