The point of this post is not to say whether or not WhatsApp is good or bad. I want parents to know what it is and that it’s increasing in popularity among teenagers.
WHAT IS WHATSAPP
WhatsApp Messenger is used for sending instant messages via smartphones. In addition to text messaging, users can send each other images, video, and audio messages.
WHO CREATED IT
WhatsApp was created by two former Yahoo employees, Brian Acton and Jan Koum (current CEO). The company is based in Santa Clara, California.
HOW MANY USERS
300 million users as of August 2013.
HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN AROUND
WhatsApp Inc. was founded in 2009.
WHAT PLATFORM\DEVICE CAN IT BE USED ON
The client software is available for Android, BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, iOS, and Windows Phone.
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John L. Jones