Whats App, was incorporated in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, both former employees of Yahoo! For the rest of the following years Koum relied on his 0,000 savings from Yahoo! In January 2009, after purchasing an i Phone and realizing that the App Store would soon create an industry of apps, Koum started visiting his friend Alex Fishman in West San Jose where the three would discuss "...having statuses next to individual names of the people", but this was not possible without an i Phone developer.Until 2017 Whats App positioned itself as a solution for a single party with a single smartphone to communicate with another such party, enabling small businesses to use the platform to communicate with customers, After months at beta stage, the application eventually launched in November 2009 exclusively on the App Store for the i Phone.
In August 2014, Whats App released an update to its Android app, adding support for Android Wear smartwatches.The application runs from a mobile device though it is also accessible from desktop computers; the service uses standard cellular mobile numbers.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. in September 2007, the duo traveled to South America as a break from work.Fishman found a Russian developer on Rent ACoder.com, Igor Solomennikov, and introduced him to Koum.Koum named the app "Whats App" to sound like "what's up".